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Continuing Education

Economic Policy Challenges

March 1, 2023

12:00 p.m. to 13:30 p.m. EST


Number of Weeks: 3
Every Wednesday – March 1, March 8 and March 15

Discover how economists analyze policy questions. Join us as we examine topics such as income inequality, economic stability, financial crises and more. Register today!

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Location: Webinar


Discover how economists analyze policy questions. This course does not instruct you on how to vote, but instead provides a framework to sort out issues in an informed and organized fashion.

Topics covered: 

• Week 1 – Income Inequality
• Week 2 – Economic Instability and Financial Crises
• Week 3 – Debt, Growth, and the Environment

Facilitator: William Scarth – Professor Emeritus in the Economics Department at McMaster.

Bill Scarth received the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction and several McMaster Students Union Teaching Awards including the MSU’s highest honour – their Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching. In addition to publishing many articles in academic journals (in the areas of macroeconomics, labour economics, international trade and public finance), Bill has authored four textbooks, and he has been a Research Economist at the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada’s leading non-profit policy institute, for 25 years.

Some of Bill’s recent research concerns how globalization affects the ability of governments to provide support for those living on low incomes, and to deal with the tensions between young and old that have emerged with increased concern about the environment and our aging population.

Event Details

Start date: March 01, 2023

Start time: 12:00 p.m.

End time: 13:30 p.m.

Venue: Webinar