ECON 490 AA3 - Topics in Economics - Consumer & Investor Protection
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.
**RESTRICTION INFO: https://go.economics.illinois.edu/FallRestrictions **DESCRIPTION: This course examines the legal protections for consumers and investors from false or misleading advertising and other deceptive marketing practices. The course discusses the legal remedies under the common law doctrine of fraud, but spends most of the time on the laws and regulations against these practices that are enforced by government agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. For each topic, we will discuss the economic arguments for and against the regulations.
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Course Level: Graduate