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ENV 272 - Evaluation of Public Expenditures

Course Stats

Instructor(s):  Dr. Bob Conrad

Units: 3

Semester Offered:  Usually Fall

Satisfies: Tools Course


General descriptions here

Skills and Career Applications

Students use Excel to construct cash flows, learn financial accounting and how to calculate NPVs, develop shadow pricing, etc. This class is highly recommended for any student who plans to work in the public sector evaluating the economics of public projects.

Registration Advice

The class fills up quickly; however, Bob is pretty easy going on allowing any student enroll in the class who wants to be in it.

Student Opinions

This was by far the most most practical, useful, and professional class I have taken at the Nicholas School (even though it is taught at Sanford). Unlike many of the Nicholas classes I have taken that are typically taught by researchers at theoretical/conceptual levels, Evaluation of Public Expenditures was designed for practitioners in the field. Several alumni working at the EIA, DOE, USDA, etc. have mentioned how they have used the skills gained in this class in their everyday work.

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