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Section 12 Course Description

Course Name: From Smith to Sherlock: It's Economics, My Dear Watson!
Section 12
Instructor: Charity-Joy Acchiardo

Why are more teens choosing not to drive?  Why are divorce rates higher for celebrities?  Why do guys eat more popcorn at the movies when they’re on a date?  Did you know economics provides the tools to examine mysteries like these? At its core, economics is so much more than money and stock markets; it’s about how people make choices. In this course, we’ll make sense of seemingly puzzling situations by studying what influences our decisions.  Ask your own questions and search for clues as you uncover rational explanations for outcomes that appear otherwise to the untrained eye.