course code

ECON265

credits

3.0

course level

Undergraduate

Investigates the processes by which economies distribute welfare among individuals, groups and countries. Introduces various ethical perspectives on social welfare, drawing from theories such as utilitarianism and egalitarianism, in order to explore issues of distributive justice. Reviews common economic measures of welfare at the individual and state levels. Considers the role of government in providing and safeguarding welfare and economic justice.