Economics & Government
This course will examine a number of topics, including:
- The role and size of government in the Canadian economy.
- The invisible hand and markets in allocating society’s resources.
- Market failure and a role for government.
- Externalities and government intervention.
- Social insurance.
- Public vs private education.
- Health Care policy.
- Inequality, poverty, and the role of the state.
- Financing government: tax policy
- Demographic trends and their impact on the delivery of social services.
- The National Debt and Fiscal Policy
- Inflation and Monetary Policy
Lecture and tutorial.
|Paper||0% - 20%|
|Assignments||0% - 30%|
|Term Tests||0% - 20%|
|Midterm Exams||20% - 40%|
|Final Exams||20% - 40%|
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
In this course the student will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the role played by government in Canada’s economy;
- Explain how market determined outcomes lead to an efficient allocation of resources;
- Examine the conditions where government intervention may improve upon market determined outcomes;
- Analyze demographic trends and their impact upon public policy;
- Explain the economic issues facing government in the provision of public services such as education and health care;
- Analyze the role of government in dealing with income inequality and poverty;
- Examine tax policy and the financing of government;
- Evaluate macroeconomic policy issues such as economic growth, inflation, unemployment
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Course pack of collected readings.
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for ECON 1104|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ECON 1XXX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU ECON 104 (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU ECON 1XXX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO ARTS 1st (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV ARTS 1st (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ECON 1XX (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ECON 1XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC ECON 1XX (1.5)|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU ECON 1st (3)|