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American Institutions
What explains the growth and development of the US economy from a primarily agricultural region to the leading global industrial powerhouse? In this class, we study the history of the US economy and draw lessons from this history for our contemporary economic and policy challenges, including inequality, immigration, income stagnation, and the economic role of the public sector. The class is aimed at students who are not (yet) economics majors. In addition to gaining a greater understanding of US history, students will be introduced to fundamental economic concepts, models, and evidence.