|Winter Term 2018 Effective Altruism - 2034 - ECON 204
Prerequisites/Notes: ECON 100
Catalog Description : Effective altruism acknowledges that individuals want to help others while examining the most effective ways to do so. Taking a global approach that draws on development, health and experimental economics, this course compares differences in relative welfare and opportunity and evaluates the effectiveness of causes like health interventions, cash transfers, and gender equity. Emphasis placed on close reading problem sets, quizzes, research papers and discussions.
Attributes: Social Science Div GER (01cr), Diversity-Global GER (01cr), Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr), BM Social Science (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course