66.751 Public & Business Policy Practicum

Public & Business Policy Practicum

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36951
Status Active

Examines the larger context of technology, specifically the role that government policy plays in stimulating technology industry clusters. The course will focus on public policy, public economics, and drivers for government support Specific attention will be paid to research that examines national and regional competitiveness, as it related to role of state and federal government. The class will address comparative policies with other developing economics, such as China and India. Significant emphasis will be placed of the competitiveness of the U.S. technology industries, such as pharmaceuticals, information technology, etc. Students will be expected to put forth original research that addresses current public and business policy concerns, such as whether or not the United States is in decline? Such introspection is not only meant to be provocative, but relevant to the current discussion going on in business policy and public policy circles.