ONLINE: Economics plays a central role in the functioning of every aspect of society. This course will address a set of prominent policy issues that have economics at their core. We will explore the issues' origins as policy matters, the underlying data and evidence, and what policy levers are available to deal with them. Lectures will be stand-alone, taught by a different subject matter expert (with a doctorate in economics) each week. Potential topics include climate change, health care economics and economic inequality. The topics presented will be determined by what is in the news at the time of the course. Students will gain a better understanding of how economists think about important economic policy issues as well as a deeper understanding of each subject. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 200.
Class sessions are recorded.