ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 496-D01: Defense and Peace Economics
(Summer 2020)


Section Information for Summer 2020

This is an online asynchronous class. The course uses the tools of economics to explore various aspects of conflict, defense, and peace. Students will learn how to apply concepts from microeconomics to a variety of issues related to domestic defense and international relations. Among the topics covered are: an exploration of why conflict occurs, different forms of conflict, the arms trade, terrorism, torture, alternatives to conflict and war (e.g., sanctions), nation building, humanitarian intervention, and the impact of different political and economic systems on the likelihood of peace or conflict.

The reading for this course comes from the books, journal articles, and videos listed below. You do not need to purchase any books for this course.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Subject matter varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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