ECON 490 - Topics in Microeconomics
Section: 001 Ethics in Economic Behavior
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better); OR Graduate standing.
Advisory Prerequisites:
STATS 250, or ECON 249, or STATS 426, or ECON 451.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course takes to heart the basic principle that people respond to incentives and explores the implications of this observation using tools from microeconomic theory often paired with insights from behavioral economics. The subject matter lies at the intersection of economics and philosophy and we will examine basic elements of ethical theory to add another layer of analysis. We will consider the welfare and policy implications of price gouging, sweatshops, fair-trade, minimum wage, pollution, corruption, whistle-blowing, self-deception and other topics through lecture and class discussion based on assigned readings.

Course Requirements:

Students will complete a research project culminating in a paper and poster presentation.

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ECON 490 - Topics in Microeconomics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
23664
Open
40
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
P
24565
Open
70
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
31323
Open
40
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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