2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

ECO 105 Understanding U.S. Economic Data

3 hours 

This course studies how economic data describe the United States and its diversity. The course provides hands-on experience with finding and collecting economic data; then analyzing that data and generating graphs and other useful information. This course critically evaluates common sources of economic data and information. Particular emphasis is placed on macroeconomic statistics used in policy debates such as income, wealth, inequality, poverty, growth, inflation and productivity.