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ECON 270 Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems 4.0 Credits

This course shows how big data can be used to understand and address some of the most important social and economic problems of our time. The course introduces students to research questions and policy applications in economics and social science in a non-technical manner that does not require prior coursework in economics or statistics, making it suitable both for students exploring economics for the first time as well as for more advanced students. The course will cover topics such as equality of opportunity, education, innovation and entrepreneurship, health care, climate change, tax policy, globalization, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In the context of these topics, the course will also introduce the basics of data science, including regression, causal inference, and machine learning.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

Economics

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/schoolofeconomics/economicsbs/

Major: Economics Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSECON) Calendar Type: Quarter Total Credit Hours: 180.0 Co-op Options:  Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years) Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0603 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:  19-3011

Economics and Mathematics

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/schoolofeconomics/economicsandmathematics/

...8.0 13 13 13 Total Credits 180 * ECON 270 recommended ** ECON 203 [ WI ] recommended

Business Economics

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/schoolofeconomics/businesseconomics/

...Summer Credits ECON 301 4.0 ECON 321...201 4.0 COM 270 3.0 Select...

Economics BA / Business Administration MBA

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/schoolofeconomics/economicsba-businessadministrationmba/

...12 9 11 Total Credits 229 * ECON 270 recommended ** ECON 203 [ WI ] recommended *** Co-op...

Esport Business

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofbusiness/esportbusiness/

...115 4.0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0...201 4.0 COM 270 3.0 MKTG...

General Business

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofbusiness/generalbusiness/

...fields: accounting ( ACCT ), economics ( ECON ), finance ( FIN ), human...201 4.0 COM 270 3.0 Select...

Accounting

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofbusiness/accounting/

...115 4.0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0...201 4.0 COM 270 3.0 History...

Business Analytics

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofbusiness/businessanalytics/

...0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0 ECON 202...201 4.0 COM 270 3.0 STAT...

Finance

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...115 4.0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0...201 4.0 COM 270 3.0 MKTG...

Legal Studies

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofbusiness/legalstudies/

...115 4.0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0...Credits Spring Credits COM 270 3.0 PHIL...

Marketing

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofbusiness/marketing/

...115 4.0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0...201 4.0 COM 270 3.0 MKTG...

Sport Business

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofbusiness/sportbusiness/

...115 4.0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0...110 4.0 COM 270 3.0 MKTG...

International Business

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/schoolofeconomics/internationalbusiness/

...115 4.0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0...4.0 VACATION COM 270 3.0 History...

Computer Science

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofcomputingandinformatics/computerscience/

...SCRP 270 [ WI ] and SCRP 275 [ WI ] Business electives : any ACCT, BLAW, BUSN, ECON, ENTP...

Business Undeclared

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofbusiness/businessundeclared/

...115 4.0 VACATION ECON 201 4.0...201 4.0 COM 270 3.0 Select...

Computer Science BS / Computer Science MS

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofcomputingandinformatics/computersciencebs-ms/

...SCRP 270 [ WI ] , and SCRP 275 [ WI ] Business electives : any ACCT, BLAW, BUSN, ECON, ENTP...

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