ECON 620 (02) - Topics in Economics

Topics in Econ/PublicEconomics

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Economics
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   40  
CRN: 54979
Special topics cover a variety of areas in economics, often of special interest to the instructor.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 401 with minimum grade of C- and ECON 402 with minimum grade of C-
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Instructors: Karen Conway

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm PCBE 215
Final Exam 5/10/2024 5/10/2024 F 6:00pm - 8:00pm PCBE 215
Additional Course Details: 

This course uses economic tools to understand the role and possible effects of government policy in a market economy. The goal is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy, as well as the challenges in implementing and evaluating those interventions. The course makes use of economic tools and empirical analyses to investigate specific U.S. expenditure and tax policies such as income transfer programs (e.g., TANF, SNAP), social insurance programs (e.g., Social Security and Medicare), personal income taxes and wealth taxes. Additional topics include the effects of deficit finance and government debt, the interaction between different levels (local vs federal) government and problems in collective decisionmaking (voting models and public choice).


Book Details
978131928110 6
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