Discovery Core Experience: I&S Course
60-Second Syllabus: The Economy of Washington State
About This Course:
Understanding the local economy and how it compares to other states is a crucial part of community and economic development. Voters make choices that affect our economy, from trade to economic inequality. Making informed decisions can help our economy and affect our well-being. This course will discuss the economy of Washington State. We will start with a brief discussion of the economic development and history of the Washington State economy. We will then cover more current topics that include, but are not limited to: international trade, state budget, economic development, main industries, GDP and employment. We will conclude with a discussion about key issues affecting the Washington State economy: inequality, urban sprawl, housing, transportation, education and climate change.
Professor Codrin Nedita (He/Him/His)
About Professor Nedita:
Codrin Nedita is a lecturer in economics at the UW Bothell School of Business. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010.