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|ECO 296 - Topics in Economics|
Course Description: The course surveys some of the most important issues facing the world today by the application of economic theory. A partial list of topics includes: Federal Deficits and the National Debt, The Economics of Poverty, The Distribution of Income and Wealth, The Economics of Education, Social Security, The Economics of Health Care, Energy Prices, Immigration, the Housing Bubble, the Costs of War, Is Wal-Mart Good for the Economy? The basic premise here is to intertwine issues with theory by showing how theory can be applied to current real-world public policy decisions. In short how these issues are resolved shapes the types of jobs, wages, educational opportunities, etc. that are available in our society today as well as in the future.
Course Rotation: TBA.