Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

ECON 3660 Controversial Economic Issues

Prerequisites: ECON 2105 & 2106, or ECON 2100. This course presents an economic analysis of numerous interesting and controversial current social issues. Topics include the economic effects of legalized gambling, drugs, alcohol prohibition, and prostitution; private markets for human organs; polygamy; and other current issues. A major focus is the unintended consequences of prohibiting mutually-beneficial voluntary transactions.