The general focus of the papers is the application of microeconomics to public policy issues. You may write on the following topics: the economics of professional sports, social policy, tax policy, or health policy. If you have an alternative in mind, please discuss it with me and we may be able to work something out. Your approach to the topics may involve changing an existing theoretical model and working out the implications, an econometric analysis of an issue or a public policy analysis of a topic (to be explained in class).