Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Analysis of issues at the intersection of science, technology, public policy, and business. Cases drawn from antitrust and intellectual property rights; health and environmental policy; defense procurement and strategy; strategic trade and industrial policy; and R&D funding. Structured around theories of political economy, modified to take into account integration of uncertain technical information into public and private decision-making. Meets with 17.310.

IDS.055/STS.082/17.309: 12 units, spring semester

Fulfills HASS-S GIR

Fulfills CI-H GIR

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