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Public Policy and Law

Public Policy and Law

Students in this concentration become experts in the economics of public policy in general and in its application to specific areas of interest.

This concentration will expose students to the legal and institutional structures in which policies are developed, the analysis of the economic impacts of policies, and special circumstances of public policy and law pertaining to the environment, consumers, the agricultural sector and international relations.

  • Designed for students who have a broad interest in public policy, governance, or law.
  • Graduates will be equipped with an understanding of the institutions that make and implement policies in the United States and with skills for the economic analysis of policies and social programs.
  • Prepares students for employment in local, state or federal government organizations, or for further study towards professional degrees in areas including law, public policy, and administration.
  • Specific courses required include Introduction to Public Policy (220) and Public Sector Economics (ECON 411).

Career Opportunity: Law student, University of Illinois College of Law

Alyssa Falk
Alyssa Falk A law student is a scholar studying law, the system of rules that a society or government develops in order to deal with crime, business agreements, and social relationships. Read more
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