A study of factors determining national output, income, employment, and prices; the impact of government spending, taxation, and monetary policy; the banking system; economic growth; international trade.
A study of the determination of prices and the distribution of income under various market conditions; government intervention in the market; a comparison of different types of economic systems.
The labor force and the market for labor; theory of wage determination; employment and unemployment, including structural unemployment; trade unions and collective bargaining; the role of management and unions; emphasis on practical problems of labor-management relations, labor legislation, and public policy.
Principles of economics applied to contemporary economic issues, such as inflation and unemployment, urban affairs and discrimination, poverty and welfare programs, externalities and taxation policies, budget deficits and national debt, and international aid and trade. This course is issue-oriented, rather than technically-oriented, and is designed for students who want to familiarize themselves with contemporary national and international economic issues and concerns.
An examination of the basic economic principles and policies underlying international trade and finance. Topics include: current U.S. trade policies; the flow of trade; exchange rates; the plight of less developed nations; economic cooperation among major industrialized nations with particular emphasis on U.S.-Japanese-European relations.
Social Sciences Disciplines