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ERIC Number: ED200476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Pages: 178
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Urban Extension: Some Innovations. Final Project Report.
California Univ., Santa Barbara. Community and Organization Research Inst.
This report describes the Urban Economics Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara; presents copies of research reports on public policy developed by program participants; and includes summaries of lectures on efficient pricing, microeconomics, mathematical programming, production function, political decision-making, marginal utility of income, and consumer's surplus. Objectives of the program are, generally, to train students to understand and work toward solving urban problems of the 1980's and, specifically, to produce urban specialists skilled in policy analysis and resource allocation. The program is structured so that students participate in a six month internship with a state or local agency in addition to more traditional lecture and research activities. A master's essay on the topic analyzed during internship is required for program completion. Feedback regarding the program's effectiveness indicates that the program has been successful in meeting the needs of both graduates and employers. Program developers believe that this success, in large part, is due to the combined program emphasis on rigorous skill development in areas including budgeting, policy analysis, and economic forecasting, and on the internship experience which allows students to develop and carry out projects of practical significance to employing agencies. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Community and Organization Research Inst.
Note: Pages 43-45 entitled "The Urban Economics M.A. Program 1979-80" and "US Santa Barbara Urban Economics Program" blurb was removed by ERIC due to poor reproducibility of original copy.