Economics of Social Issues applies economic principles to study contemporary social issues, including: the distribution of wealth and income, poverty and inequality, gender differences, altruism, crime and corruption, gambling, and housing. These social issues are analysed by looking at the extent to which efficiency and equity objectives can be achieved through market-based and/or government interventions. The use of a simple yet rigorous economic framework makes this unit useful for those with little or no economic background and are interested in how economic tools can be used to understand contemporary social issues and shape public policy. This unit should be of interest to economists, as well as those from other fields interested in studying major social and economic issues of the 21st Century.
|Unit name||Economics of Social Issues|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Economics and Finance|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Domestic students
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