Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Economics of Contemporary Policy Issues


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Wednesdays, January 22 & 29; February 5,*19 & 26, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
(*Note- no class scheduled 2/12)
Instructor: Jon Haveman, Ph.D., economics, University of Michigan
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Economics plays a central role in the functioning of nearly every aspect of a society.  Professor Haveman invites us to explore the impact of economic factors on a selection of important issues we currently face, with special attention on the different ways economists and political leaders tend to address them. He’ll start with an update on the U.S. economy with a survey of important metrics. Then it’s on to four key challenges: Income inequality, climate change, trade in an era of globalization, and immigration. Now that’s a formidable array. Join OLLI and Professor Haveman for an exploration of key facts underlying these challenges and the differing ways our political leaders and economic thinkers approach them.


Event Details

Date: 2020-01-22

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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