NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Race, Crime, and Incarceration Policy in the United States (PADM-GP.4401), Fall 2018

Recent momentum behind criminal justice reform permitted new discussions concerning incarceration policy and punishment in the United States. This course examines the role of crime, incarceration policy, and institutions in driving contemporary discussions on criminal justice reform through the prism of race. The course will provide students with an opportunity to critically examine how race influences topics such as crime, policing, incarceration policy, and prisoner reentry.

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Baruch College

Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 1001), Spring 2015

This is an introductory undergraduate course examining the fundamentals of microeconomics.  In general, economics is the study of decision-making under scarcity and economists study this decision-making behavior in a variety of settings.  How are wages that employers pay to workers determined?  How do parents make decisions on the number of children to bear?  Why do some people choose to not purchase health insurance?  Economists offer insight on these issues and many others using several analytical tools taught in this course.  While macroeconomics focuses on economic behavior in the aggregate (e.g., national output, interest rates, and inflation), microeconomics examines the behavior of individual economic units (e.g., consumers, workers, and firms).  In this course we will cover topics of supply and demand, consumer behavior, producer behavior, the effects of government policy, and analyze several different market structures.