WWS 307 / ECO 349 (SA)
The role of government in promoting efficiency and equity in the U.S. economy. Conditions when markets fail to be efficient. Problems with government allocation of resources. Economic analysis and public policies regarding health care, education, poverty, the environment, financial regulations and other important issues.
Sample reading list:
Gruber, Public Finance and Public Policy
Tietenberg, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Viscusi, Vernon and Harrington, Economics of Regulation and Antitrust
Typical weekly assignment includes 75 pages of reading and a problem set.
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ECO 100 and ECO 101.
WWS 307, ECO 341 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.
Enrollment in precepts will be done using SCORE.
WWS and WPP Students Only 25
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