2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2024  
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ECON 55300 - Economic And Social Analysis


Credit Hours: 3.00. This course covers: (1) regional growth, development, and change; (2) input-output analysis; (3) benefit/cost analysis; (4) social issues and change; and (5) creating a regional strategy. Topic (1) provides an overview of the recent literature of regional growth and development. Topic (2) provides students with hands-on experience in using the IMPLAN economic model for a county or region of their choice. The model is particularly useful in evaluating the economic impacts (direct, indirect, and induced) of new developments on a region. Topic (3) provides students with techniques to evaluate the economic benefits and costs of proposed initiatives. Topic (4) introduces students to an analysis of social issues that have implications for and interactions with the practice of economic development. Topic (5) is directed at developing an integrated economic development strategy. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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