Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

ECON 3660 Controversial Economic Issues

Prerequisites: ECON 2105 and 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.