Classes

API-304: Behavioral Economics and Public Policy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

This course will examine the relationship between behavioral economics and public policy. Individuals frequently make decisions that systematically depart from the predictions of standard economic models. Behavioral economics attempts to understand these departures by integrating an understanding of the psychology of human behavior into economic analysis. The course will review the major themes of behavioral economics and address the implications for public policy in a wide variety of domains, including: retirement savings, social security, labor markets, household borrowing (...

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HBS 5222: HARVARD JOINT DEGREES IN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT SECOND YEAR SEMINAR

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2017

This year-long seminar examines key policy and management issues at the interface of the business and government sectors.  The goals of the course include complementing coursework in the HBS required curriculum, helping students identify appropriate elective courses, and providing context for choosing and pursuing employment in the summer following Year 2.  It also promotes the development of cohort cohesion in the short term and professional identity in the long term.