- Schedule of Classes - May 12, 2021 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - May 12, 2021 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
This course is designed to develop students' critical understanding of government policies aimed toward protecting consumers' wellbeing in markets. The course uses the tools of microeconomic analysis to investigate the various rationales for and the effects of these forms of government regulation. Economic theory is applied to the study of specific consumer protection policies in the United States and elsewhere.
When Offered Spring.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 2000, ECON 3030, or intermediate knowledge of microeconomics is required.
- Describe specific consumer protection regulations in place in a variety of markets; compare policies across markets and across government jurisdictions.
- Use concepts from information economics and behavioral economics to explain the rationale for specific types of consumer protection regulations.
- Analyze the predicted efficiency and distributional consequences of consumer protection regulations, using the tools of microeconomics.
- Use empirical evidence to critically analyze the performance of regulations.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- TROnline Meeting
- Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
Instruction Mode: Online
Enrollment limited to masters students. Undergraduate students should enroll in PAM 3400.
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