Dec 11, 2018  
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) 
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

ECO 112 - Humans Behaving Badly: Economic Perspectives (First-Year Seminar)

Four Credits
Not Offered 2016-2017

This course blends behavioral economics and microeconomics, covering traditional topics: why markets work (or don’t), the societal benefits of active competition, the controversy behind free trade, why some pollution is a good thing; and other important questions: why companies use coupons rather than low prices, why retailers increasingly use “free” in their advertising, and why the US organ donation system causes unnecessary deaths.

Prerequisite(s): Open to First-Year Students only.
Is the equivalent of   .
Fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Social Scientific Inquiry Requirements.