BGP-100: The Business-Government Relationship in the United States

Semester: Fall

Credit: 1.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Roger Porter


Day Time Location
First Day 9/2
Meet Day T/Th 2:40 PM - 4:00 PM L140


This survey course is designed to help students think analytically about the ways in which government and business interact with one another in a mixed economy. It examines: (1) how business and government are organized and how they seek to influence one another; (2) how government policies affect the competitive positions of individual firms and industries and how firms and industries compete to influence such policies; (3) the ways in which government policies affect economic growth and the ways in which governments seek to achieve a variety of noneconomic objectives; and (4) how to define national economic interest in an increasingly integrated global economy. Although the focus is on U.S. business-government relationships, comparisons are made to ways in which government and business interact in other nations.