ECON 695: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 695-002: Economic Policy Analysis I
(Fall 2019)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 312

Section Information for Fall 2019

This course cannot be used to fulfill PhD requirements.

The goals of this course are twofold.  The first goal is to acquaint students with the foundational  literature in Mainline Economics. Mainline Economics identifies that modern economic literature that continues analysis in the rich tradition of Adam Smith.  In this course we will evaluate how Austrian Economics, Public Choice Theory, and Institutional Analysis extend Smith’s critical insights to better understand modern policy dilemmas.  The second goal is to learn what goes into the design of a feasible policy analysis grounded in this literature, from the identification of an appropriate research question to the review of relevant literature and the development of a plan for further research.

Topic Varies

ECON 695 002 enrollment is controlled. Contact econgrad@gmu.edu for information.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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