ECON 470: Economics of Regulation

ECON 470-001: Economics of Regulation
(Fall 2021)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Horizon Hall 4008

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Section Information for Fall 2021

This course will explore the issues of regulation using tools of microeconomic theory, law and economics and public choice. By the end of the course students should have a familiarity with the application of microeconomic theory to the major issues in regulation including antitrust, traditional public utility regulation, and current proposals to alter the regulatory landscape and deregulation and re-regulation. Students will study major papers in the field of regulation to gain a better understanding of these issues. Students will synthesize this learning into a major research paper due on the last day of class.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines various issues surrounding concepts of regulation using tools from microeconomic theory and public choice. Topics include antitrust, rate regulation, policy rationales for regulation, and issues of current interest. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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