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ECON 158: Economics of Regulation

Units: 4

Examines government regulation of market processes (“economic regulation”), using the principles of economic analysis. The course will be divided into three parts. First will be an in-depth look at the history of regulation, primarily in the United States, to provide a firm understanding of the scope, evolution and ubiquity of regulation. Second will be the theoretical treatment of several key regulatory issues: natural monopoly, oligopoly, price-setting and franchising. Finally, regulation (and in some cases deregulation) of certain specific industries will be explored: telecom, energy, transportation, solid waste and financial services.

Course Details
Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Repeatable for Credit: No
Normal Letter Grade only

GE Requirements
  • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

Requisites and Restrictions
Prerequisite: ECON 100
Instructor Permission Required: No

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