300: Current Issues in Economic Policy
July 13-15, 2020
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Given the central role that economics plays in policy making at the federal, state, and local levels, this course will provide an overview of some of our most pressing economic issues: trade and globalization, economic inequality, and the economics of climate change. We will explore what economists collectively understand to be true about each topic, while not prescribing specific policy solutions.
Class Format: Lecture and Discussion
Hours of Reading: No reading
Study Group Leader(s):
Mina Kim is a board member of the National Economic Education Delegation, a national non-profit with a mission to increase economic policy literacy by connecting economics with the everyday voter. By day, she is a Research Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin.