ECON 4250

ECON 4250

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course will focus on economic models of crime and punishment, and on empirical evidence that evaluates the models. The first part of the course will introduce economic models of crime and study what factors motivate and deter criminal behavior. Then we will turn to empirical evidence and will discuss the role of higher fines, imprisonment, death penalty, abortion, drugs, guns and other factors in deterring crime. In the end of the course we will discuss corruption and whether it is harmful or beneficial to society.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17186ECON 4250  LEC 001