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Courses - Spring 2023
Public Policy
Special Topics in Public Policy; Securing the Bag: Principles of Wages, Labor and Economic Equality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Why do corporate executives earn so much more than the employees they lead? What factors determine the level of compensation paid to workers? Do private sector Boards of Directors have an obligation to weigh in on issues of pay equity? Why does government get involved in public and private sector labor disputes? Do regulatory wage programs really work? Why do those individuals and entities responsible for investing capital seem to get such preferential treatment in our market-based economy? These are the questions that are explored in this class, where students examine federal and state policy objectives that are designed to support the flow of labor, creativity and capital that are the cornerstones of the U.S. Economy.