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30038 Current Economic and Behavioral Issues  

This course follows current macroeconomic policy issues related to the past recession as well as issues brought up by the recent election. Focus will include tax policy, debt and deficits, international trade, and economic inequality. Economists introduced include: Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Stephanie Kelton, and Thomas Piketty. The other major topic is the new field of behavioral economics, particularly its implication for the border field of economics; Daniel Kahneman, Daniel Ariely, and Richard Thaler will be introduced.

 

 

 

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