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Washington and Lee University    
  Nov 20, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalog
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ECON 222 - Current Public Policy Debates

Credits: 4

Prerequisite: ECON 100 or 101, or instructor consent. The course is an applied public finance and policy course that focuses on current policy debates. While the topics are updated with each offering, students in this course examine options for replacing the Affordable Care Act, analyze whether the country should adopt a universal voucher program for K-12, discuss containing the cost of college, and explore options for securing the long-term financial stability of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. We use economic theory to frame the each of the policy questions. Students conduct additional research on each of the topics, debate topics, and author policy opinion papers. Diette.

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