Sep 9th 2013

Economic Issues, Food & You (Coursera)

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This course emphasizes the role of economics regarding its influence on food prices, the environment, and government policies. The primary objective of this course is to explore the basic tool kit of economic concepts that will enable students to critically analyze the choices they face as consumers and world citizens.

Students will study the economic concepts of scarcity, supply and demand, society’s income and well-being, inflation, productivity, unemployment, the basic tools of finance, labor, and the “Fed”. Students will examine how parts of the U.S. economy function and develop an awareness of current economic issues and problems.

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