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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


ECON 16 Political Economy of Regulation

This course examines the history, politics and economics of market regulation in the United States. Class discussions will focus on the arguments for and against state intervention in the market. We will also explore the meaning of "market failure" and "government failure" in the context of financial markets, transportation, the environment, health care, and public utilities. Special emphasis will be placed on how regulation affects prices and why regulated firms may demand regulation. Students will be graded on class participation as well as original research.

Instructor

Welborn

Prerequisite

ECON 1

Distributive and/or World Culture

SOC

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Offered

18S