VIC187H1: Prosperity, Justice, and Sustainability: Introduction to Public Policy


This course introduces policy applications of measurement tools and economic concepts by analyzing current issues in the news, such as public spending and debt, health care, social security, energy, climate change, innovation, and education. Concepts from the philosophy and history of economic thought will be used to address such questions as: What is the nature of economic explanations? Do they tell us the truth about reality? Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.


Admission to Vic One


Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)