Spring 2025 | Asia, Africa, and Europe Exploration

ECON 101 Economics of Social Issues

Overview of Course

This course, designed for students not yet familiar with economics, will place economists´ analytical lens over current, past and chronic world problems such as the Covid crisis and recovery, inequality within and between nations, poverty, development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the challenges of demography, the environmental crisis and other social and technological issues. The course will draw on the basic tools provided by microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics and basic political economy to analyze these problems, providing students with a first glimpse into economics which could either lead them to future courses in the field or simply enrich their perspective on the world. It will be tailored to the situation of the countries that will be visited on the Spring 2025 voyage.