Prereq: None. Focuses on key economic policy choices public officials face, touching on technology, trade, tax, financial and competitions policies. Builds a deep understanding of the process by which ideas become policy. Explores how public policy comes to life through the interaction among economic analysis, political coalition building, and communication of public narratives. Discusses the characteristics of policy makers and what shapes their world views. Taught through the lens of US policy decision-making; also covers some international dimensions.