Public Policy and Law

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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 skill for the economic analysis of policies and social programs.
  • Prepares students for employment in local, state or federal government organizations with interest in governmental affairs, 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).
See current requirements View the eight semester plan

For more information about Public Policy and Law, please contact:

Ann Finnegan
Director, Ugrad Admissions & Advising and Teaching Associate
304a Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory
Urbana Illinois 61801
217-333-5509
abfinngn@illinois.edu