GB4071 Advanced Economic and Defense Policy Analysis

GB4071 is an applied microeconomics course that further augments the economic toolkit of policy analysts to understand the effects of government intervention in the economy. Building on the microeconomic foundations taught in GB3070, GB4071 is a follow-on course providing tools for conducting thoughtful economic public policy analysis.  The goal of the course is for you to be able to evaluate and compare alternative public policies in both DoD and civilian environments using the theoretical and empirical tools of economic analysis.


GB3070 or GB4070

Lecture Hours


Lab Hours


Quarter Offered

  • As Required


  1. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: • correctly describe and evaluate theories about the role of government in the economy in an academic setting;
  2. • demonstrate a knowledge of the relevant empirical analysis on the effects of government policies on economic outcomes in an academic setting;
  3. • propose a valid and effective cost benefit analysis, to include a written proposal and presentation, on a real-world policy of the student’s choosing;
  4. . • apply their knowledge of theory and relevant empirical analysis to correctly evaluate and compare alternative public policies in an academic setting.