Course Descriptions

HS 248F — Economics II

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit. Prerequisite: HS 245f. Required for all MBA students except those in the Hornstein Program.

Elaborates further on microeconomic topics related to market structure and labor markets and their relevance to managers. It also considers applications of economics to social policy. The course will examine the balance between government spending and revenues and will consider issues in tax policy. It will consider briefly the government debt, unemployment, inflation, and major macroeconomic issues. The course then returns to the economic and social policy issues of poverty and inequality. Usually offered every year.