Common Sense in Economic Policy

NEW! Common Sense in Economic Policy
5 sessions, 7.5 hours

How can economic problems be approached given the circumstances under which they have arisen? Is what happened in the past of any help? Learn the economic principles that might be used in an analysis of economic problems. Discover why economic problems arise and discuss whether there has been more than one approach to solving the problem. This course will use articles from current periodicals, such as the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and particularly The Economist. In addition, students may bring their own materials to generate discussion. The monograph ‘’Trickle Down’’ theory and ‘’Tax Cuts For The Rich’’ by Thomas Sowell are recommended reading and may be purchased online if desired.

Instructor:  Edgar A. (Al) Peden, Ph.D. is a retired U.S. government economist having worked in the Veteran’s Administration, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He also has six years of college level teaching experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and  a Masters of Arts in economics from the University of Colorado. He went on to earn a second Masters and a Ph.D., both in economics, from The George Washington University. He has published a number of empirical articles in macroeconomatics and health economics, most recently a book entitled, The Evolution of U.S. Health Care Spending (Post World War II, An Empirical Analysis: 1948-2009).

ILR742 Common Sense in Economic Policy
4-Digit Number:  6059
Fridays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Oct. 7 –  Nov. 4
Location:  Conference Center (E Building)/E106
Tuition:  $36    Fee:  $59  Total: $95
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $59

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