07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W
Carow Hall 01
Section Information for Spring 2020
This course will explore topics at the intersection of economics, biology, and genetics. We will address questions such as: What role do nature and nurture play in economic behavior and outcomes? Are there genetic variants that influence economic preferences and outcomes? What are the effects of brain neurochemistry on economic decision-making? How did economic preferences evolve? What are the implications (or lack thereof) of these and related findings for inequality, intergenerational mobility, and for economists and policy makers generally? The class will help prepare students to engage with and critically assess research that tackles those topics. The class will require a thorough understanding of introductory econometrics and statistics, but no previous background in biology or genetics is required.
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