Politics from an Economic Perspective
October 21, 2008 -- By Jody Sanford, College of Letters & Science
The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics sponsored a series of seminars examining the presidential candidates' positions on major policy issues from an economic perspective. The faculty of the DAEE conducted the seminars which were held during the fall semester.
Topics discussed included: immigration policy, taxation, health policy, financial market regulation, climate change policy, entitlement programs and energy policy. The faculty will also conduct two post-election seminars to evaluate whether the political markets, and economic and statistical models, accurately predicted the results of the election.The seminars were part of an undergraduate economics course, but were open to the public.