Upcoming GEN Training

Date/Time:
Unless otherwise advised, all sessions run from 9am until 12.30pm

Location: St Andrews on The Terrace (tbc)

Please note that courses will run at all alert levels. Attendees will be contacted directly about any date changes that may occur.

Upcoming course in 2022

GEN’s plans for 2022 include our usual introductory courses to:

  • cost benefit analysis
  • macroeconomic principles for policy
  • microeconomic principles for policy
  • labour economics for public policy
  • behavioural economics

We also plan to run courses on:

  • tax and public finance
  • urban economics

We are also interested in developing more advanced level courses for more experienced policy analysts and those with existing economic training.

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID outbreak, we have put our courses on hold for the meantime. We hope to be back in May/June.

Lecturers:

  • Dr Grant Scobie
  • Dr Lynn Riggs
  • Dr Veronica Jacobsen
  • Joanne Leung & Kirsten Jensen
  • Geoff Cooper
  • Dr Andrew Coleman

Date/Time:
Tuesday 24 May
Thursday 26 May
Tuesday 31 May
Friday 3 June 2022

All sessions run from 8.30am until 1pm

Location: St Andrews on The Terrace

Registrations close: 17 May 2022

Please note that the course will run at all alert levels. Attendees will be contacted directly about any date changes that may occur.

Introductory Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (May)

The principles of microeconomics are fundamental to any policy analysis, essential for all analytical work in the public sector, and are the foundations for building further skills and knowledge in economics.

The objective of this course is to provide participants with an appreciation of the principles of microeconomics used in public policy analysis.

A group essay activity is a requirement for passing this course.  Please consider the time required to complete this work before registering for this course.

Limited spaces available. Book HERE.

Date/Time:
Tuesday 21 June
Thursday 23 June
Tuesday 28 June
Thursday 30 June 2022

All sessions run from 8.30am until 12.30pm

Location: St Andrews on The Terrace

Registrations close: tba

Please note that the course will run at all alert levels. Attendees will be contacted directly about any date changes that may occur.

Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles for Policy

The objective of this course is to provide participants with an appreciation of the principal concepts of macroeconomics with emphasis on their application to public policy analysis.

Please note that there is a short essay component to this course. Please consider the time required to complete this work before registering for this course.

Sold Out! Another macro course will happen later this year.

Lecturer: Dr Grant Scobie

Date/Time:

Thursday 11
Monday 15
Wednesday 17
Tuesday 23 August.

All sessions run from 8.30am until 1pm

Location: to be confirmed

Registrations close: tba

Please note that the course will run at all alert levels. Attendees will be contacted directly about any date changes that may occur.

Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis

Many public policy decisions involve balancing costs and benefits. Cost-benefit analysis provides a structured framework for comparing costs to benefits and analysing which are greater overall. The objectives of this course are to give participants:

  • an appreciation of that framework;
  • a broad understanding of the economic theory that underlies cost-benefit analysis; and
  • an understanding of the specific quantitative steps necessary to execute a cost-benefit analysis.

Limited spaces available. Book HERE.

Lecturers: Joanne Leung and Kirsten Jensen

Date/Time:
Tuesday 13 September
Thursday 15 September
Tuesday 20 September
Thursday 22 September 2022

All sessions run from 8.30am until 1pm

Location: St Andrews on The Terrace

Registrations close: 6 September 2022

Please note that the course will run at all alert levels. Attendees will be contacted directly about any date changes that may occur.

Introductory Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (Sept)

The principles of microeconomics are fundamental to any policy analysis, essential for all analytical work in the public sector, and are the foundations for building further skills and knowledge in economics.

The objective of this course is to provide participants with an appreciation of the principles of microeconomics used in public policy analysis.

A group essay activity is a requirement for passing this course.  Please consider the time required to complete this work before registering for this course.

Limited spaces available. Book HERE.

Date/Time:
Tuesday 4 October
Thursday 6 October
Tuesday 11 October
Thursday 13 October 2022

All sessions run from 8.30am until 1pm

Location: St Andrews on The Terrace

Registrations close: 27 September 2022

Please note that the course will run at all alert levels. Attendees will be contacted directly about any date changes that may occur.

Introductory Labour Economics for Public Policy

Labour economics is extremely relatable to most people since it touches on some aspect of their own life experiences – even for those who have never formally been in the labour market. For similar reasons, almost any social or economic policy will have either a direct or indirect effect on workers, potential workers, employers, or all of the above.

Those involved in policy should understand how labour markets function, including those factors that influence decision-making by individuals or organisations. Without this understanding, it may be difficult for policy makers to fully assess the ramifications that their policies are likely to have on the economy or on society.

There is no essay component to this course.

Limited spaces available. Book HERE.

Lecturer: Dr Lynn Riggs

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