Course Overview

Economics plays a central role in the functioning of every aspect of society. This course will address a set of prominent policy issues where economics is at their core. We will explore their origins as policy matters, the underlying data and evidence, and what policy levers are available to deal with them. Lectures are presented by subject matter experts – all of whom have a PhD in Economics. 

Topics to be covered in these four sessions: 

1) US Economic Update

2) Monetary Policy and its impact on Inflation

3) Healthcare Economics

4) Federal Debt

About National Economic Education Delegation (NEED)

NEED unites the skills and knowledge of a vast network of professional economists to promote a nonpartisan understanding of the economics of policy issues in the United States. We provide speakers for forums of all sorts on a variety of important economic policy topics, data, an understanding of how economists think about the issue, and discuss a variety of economic policy responses. Our organization is joined by more than 700 economists, including Janet Yellen, the current Secretary of the Treasury, Nobel Prize winners, and academics from all across the country. Our mission is to develop an informed electorate with the hopes of pressuring politicians to work toward solutions to economic policy matters that are efficient, equitable, and sensible.

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Additional Information

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for entry. Masks are recommended.

A current OLLI Membership is required to register for this course, please click here to add to your cart. Please purchase one membership per account.

This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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