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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ECON 240 - U.S. Economic Issues

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
The U.S. economy has dominated the world economy for the last 60 years. With only five percent of the world’s population, it consumes roughly 25 percent of the world’s resources and produces approximately 25 percent of the world’s output. However, U.S. policy makers face substantial challenges in the years to come. The course surveys the causes and possible solutions for numerous issues including increasing international competition for jobs and resources, an aging population, persistent trade and government budget deficits, and rapid growth in entitlement programs. Other topics will be studied based on student interests and as time permits. This course utilizes readings, writing assignments and classroom discussion rather than quantitative problem sets. Robert Rebelein.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 102 .

Not open to students who have completed ECON 342 .



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