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17.309 17.309[J] Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Prereq: None
U (Fall)
12 Units. HASS-S; CI-H

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[J].

K. Oye, N. Selin

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Same subject as IDS.055[J], STS.082[J]
Credit cannot also be received for 17.310[J], IDS.412[J], STS.482[J]