Jul 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EC 418 - Public Choice

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Public Choice analyses issues in political science and the policy process through the lens of neoclassical economic principles and methodology. Instead of teaching how politics actually works and why. At the core of it, Public Choice analyses the role of government in the economy and the problems of collective decision making. Thematically, issues covered in class include the role and function of government and governmental decision making; the intersection between public and private interests; the connection between voters, politicians, and the economy; and the effect and evolution of governmental institutions. Prerequisite(s): EC 201 , EC 202  and EC 303  (minimum grade of C).