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University of Arizona Eller College of Management Department of Economics Individuals and Societies: An Economic Perspective Spring, 2009 INDV 103 Professor McBrearty Section 003 8:00-9:15AM, TR, MLng 350 Section 004 12:30-1:45, TR, ILC 120 Course Objective : This course is designed to introduce students to an economic analysis of prominent public policies, including crime, medical care, environmental regulation, higher education, income distribution and poverty. The first third of the course will be devoted to introducing economic thinking and to a theoretical treatment of how markets function, with special attention being given to several examples of market interference, such as rent controls, minimum wages and agricultural price supports. The second two-thirds will be spent discussing the economic, political and social aspects of various important public policies mentioned above. One of the main goals of the course is to familiarize students with some of the current issues in our society along with their economic dimensions. We want to examine their impact on individuals and society, which is especially important in light of the dramatic changes continually occurring in the American economy of the 21 st Century. Textbook : Guell, Issues in Economics Today (McGraw-Hill Irwin, Fourth Edition, 2008), 516pp. Soft cover, ISBN: 978-0-07-337570-0. A variety of study aids are offered on the publisher’s website: ( www.mhhe.com/guell4e ). Included on the website is a Study Guide which will help you understand the material in the text, and also help prepare you for the exams. Reading The Wall Street Journal on a regular basis is highly recommended as a supplement to the text. It will also help you to complete your issues paper assignment by giving you ideas and material for your topic. SYLLABUS
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