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Public Finance

This course examines the role of government (allocation, distribution and stabilization), welfare economics, externalities, public goods, public choice theory, government expenditures, cost-benefit analysis, government finance, tax versus debt financing, deficits and the public debt, taxation theory, income, consumption and wealth taxes, fiscal federalism, and state and local government issues. Prerequisites: ECON 101 and ECON 102.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0