Economics of Sin
In this course we will apply traditional microeconomic principles to non-traditional topics such as adultery, prostitution, teen pregnancy, crime and punishment, drugs and drug legalization, and gambling. We will ask the following questions throughout the course: To what extent is "sinful" behavior rational and utility-maximizing? What role does the government play in regulating "sinful" behavior and what are the consequences of these government interventions? The primary focus will be on the United States but brief comparisons will be made to "sinful" behavior and policy interventions in other countries. (ECON 0211 and ECON 0255) 3 hrs. sem.
- Spring 2013
- Warner Hall 506(WNS 506)
- 7:30pm-10:25pm on Wednesday (Feb 11, 2013 to May 13, 2013)
- Jessica Holmes
- Social Sciences
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