ECON 490 - Topics in Microeconomics
Section: 004 Crime, Economics and Public Policy
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 covers the contributions of economics towards our understanding crime and the criminal justice system in the United States. The topics covered include but are not limited to: (i) economic models of criminal behavior, (i) policing strategies, gun control, and drug policies, (ii) felony conviction records and implications, (iii) incarceration and rehabilitation, and (iv) intersections with poverty, race, and immigration. The course will introduce core theoretical models but is based mainly on reading empirical research papers that use econometric estimation. Emphasis will be placed on critically evaluating evidence through drafting technical literature reviews and translating economic insight to a general audience through writing policy memos.

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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