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Economics of Innovation

Exploration of the field of technological change: how technologies develop and evolve; and how technologies subsequently affect our economy and society. Using case studies and journal articles as a springboard for discussion, we will apply economic concepts to events ranging from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Topics may include patent law, copyright infringement, the Green Revolution, e-commerce, health and agricultural biotechnology, and energy-related innovation. Required field study during the block, Additional expense $$$ for students. Meets the Critical Learning: CP requirement.

Prerequisite: -EC301 and -EC302.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: CP

1 unit — Johnson

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Investigate the field of technological change: how technologies develop and evolve; and how technologies subsequently affect our economy and society. Economic concepts will be applied to events ranging from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Students will also field-trip to Boston to explore relevant economic concepts.
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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 7 Economics of Innovation Dan Johnson TBA 15 / 15 09/17/2021
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