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Econ 345 Homework assignments

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Econ 345 Homework Assignments Spring 2012 All Assignments due 11PM Sunday of the relevant week Jan 23-Jan 27 Read and discuss Browning Chap 1: Egalitarianism and the market Chap 4&5: Public goods and externalities: What are the key issues behind public goods and externalities? What are the advantages and disadvantages of various ways of dealing with them? Which ways do you prefer? Is Elinor Ostrom’s work pertinent to this discussion? Why or why not? Jan 30-Feb 3 Read and discuss Browning Chap 2: Inequality Chap 6: Political economy: What are the advantages and disadvantages of different voting mechanisms? How does the organization of the government affect the growth of government? If you were writing the Constitution how would you organize the govt? How did the direct election of Senators affect Federal Mandates etc to the states? Feb 6-Feb10 Read and discuss Browning Chap 3: Group inequalities Chap 7: Education: What are the advantages and disadvantages of govt intervention in education? How would you improve education in the US? What evidence do you have to support your ideas? What evidence does not support your ideas? Feb 13-Feb 17 Read and discuss Browning Chap 4: Incomes around the world Chap 8: Cost-benefit analysis: Find some real world cost benefit analyses and discuss how they applied the concepts developed in this chapter.
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