US Economic Policy and Regulation (USSC6905)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit studies the ways in which economic and regulatory policies and institutions drive the business and social environment in the United States. Macro-economic policy, micro-economic reforms and changes to the legal framework and legal institutions have a fundamental effect on the impetus for research and development, the qualities of domestic and imported goods and services, the incentives for business and societal innovations, the extent and fairness of competition, the advancement of employment equity, the quality of education, the improvement of productivity, the attainment of social benefits and social equity, the mechanisms for rapid and equitable information transfer, the minimisation of surveillance and enforcement costs, and the equitable sharing of income and risks within US society.

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2 hours per week

Assessment

Class participation (10%), 1x3000wd essay (40%), 5x500wd reading briefs (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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