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JPIC 220 - Economics and People

This purpose of this course is to help you to:
  • Construct logical arguments for or against specific economic and social policies starting from first principles regarding human nature and the theory of rights;
  • Form informed and logically consistent opinions as to the role of government in society;
  • Intelligently discuss how societies balance individual rights and public interests;
  • Identify trade-offs between the exercise of personal freedom and social welfare;
  • In economic systems, anticipate how people’s behaviors will change in response to changes in governmental policy and compare and contrast the outcomes of those behavioral changes to the policy intent.

Dr. Antony Davies teaching in a classroomThe instructor, Dr. Antony Davies, is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar at George Mason University.  His areas of research include econometrics, consumer psychology, and public policy.

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Course Wikispace

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Microlecture Media

The following pages contain links to watch, listen to or read the videos that accompany the PowerPoint presentations.

Part 1: Economics and Individuals

Part 2: Economics and Markets

Part 3: Economics and Society

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