ECON 317 PUBLIC ECONOMICS || ECON 3A
Annel Ruth Celis

ECON 317 PUBLIC ECONOMICS || ECON 3A

This course is a three (3) unit course subject in BA Economics that pre-requires students to pass Econ 211 (Mathematical Economics), Econ 212 (Microeconomics), Econ 213 (Macroeconomics), Econ 224 (Econometrics), Econ 225 (Econometric Laboratory), and Econ 226 (Economic Development). Econ 317, with a descriptive title Public Economics, the subject studies government policy through the lens of the four fundamental questions of when, how, what is the effect, and why governments choose to intervene the way they do in the economy. This course subject covers public economics that focuses on social welfare, monetary, and fiscal policies in the Philippines.

At the end of the semester, students can present a policy paper about relevant Philippine social welfare, monetary, and fiscal issues using the standard policy paper format in different Philippine and International institutions.


GE-MMW MATHEMATICS IN THE MODERN WORLD || ECON 3A
Jaica Mae Yuson

GE-MMW MATHEMATICS IN THE MODERN WORLD || ECON 3A

            Mathematics in the Modern World is a 3-unit basic core course subject offered to BA Economics students. This course aims to discuss the nature of mathematics leading to the appreciation of its practical, intellectual, social, and aesthetic dimensions. It includes the study of the nature of mathematics and how the perception of this leads to different tools for understanding and dealing with various aspects of present-day living such as managing personal finances, making social choices, appreciating geometric designs, understanding codes used in data transmissions, and security, and dividing limited resources fairly.

            At the end of the semester, the students will produce a term paper about the different social and economic problems recognizing the use of mathematics in addressing the issues.