Economics Discovery Course
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
Should we trade more or less with China? Why are some countries poor, and some countries rich? Why are the 1% getting richer? Should the US have a universal basic income? Why is our society becoming so polarized? What can we do to mitigate climate change? Will robots take all the jobs? Why does racism persist and how can we fight it? What will the world economy look like after the COVID-19 recession?
Economics shows you how to think about some of the toughest problems facing society -- and how to use data to get some answers. This exploratory course will be taught by Nobel-Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, who will show you how cutting-edge research can help you answer these questions and more. Subject can count toward the 9-unit discovery-focused credit limit for first year students.
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo