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ECON 490 D4 - Topics in Economics - Tech and the Future of Jobs

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special topics in advanced economics within a variety of areas. See course schedule for topics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: ECON 202; ECON 302 or ECON 303; MATH 220 or MATH 221 or other Calculus course. Some topics may require additional prerequisites, read the section text for each topic.

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> Graduate credit requires an additional paper or project beyond the undergraduate requirements for this course. See instructor for details. ***This course examines how new technologies are changing the nature of and returns to work. We will investigate how the labor market has been impacted by computerization, the internet, automation, algorithmic management, the gig economy, outsourcing, and offshoring. We will study how these compare to technological change in the past and consider how policy might prepare for the future of work.***

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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