Economics
 

Public Finance

Public Finance
Economics of decision making in the public sector; cost-benefit analysis and efficiency-equity issues of taxation and expenditure policies.
ECON
275
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesECON 110
 Taught 
 ProgramsContaining ECON 275
Course Outcomes: 

Students in ECON 275 will be able to

  1. Discuss the revenue, expenditure, and debt patterns of the U.S. Federal Government.
  2. Analyze how welfare impolications are affected by
  • Externalities and Public Goods
  • Fixed Costs or Increasing Returns
  • Poorly Enforced Property Rights
  • Information Problems
  1. Demonstart an understanding of the function and incentive effects of the major redistribution programs in the United States.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the function and incentive effects of the major redistribution programs in the United States.
  3. Discuss the efficiency and distributional effects of taxation.