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ECON 1501 Beyond Price: Markets, Cultures, Values (Spring: 6 )

Course Description

This course is about wealth and values—the condition of our “knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Given the glamour and power surrounding money and the super-rich, we examine issues concerning the economy, values, and the dominance of the market over our environment and personal lives. We look at markets, incentives, ecology and ethics through a combination of literature and economics. We also take up specific case studies that will enable us to better understand the relation between business decisions or market interests and their impact on the ordinary lives of working men, women, and children.

Instructor(s): Can Erbil and Kalpana Seshadri

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ENGL1503

Comments: Core Renewal course: Complex Problems

Last Updated: 03-Mar-17