Public Finance and Fiscal Policy - ECN 436

This course examines the economics of the public sector. It has two broad topics: government expenditures and revenues. The course thoroughly examines the efficiency/ equity trade-off of government policies. Topics include: market failures and optimal taxation, cost/benefit analysis of government projects, income redistribution and poverty programs, political economy and voting the economics of local governments, tax systems. Prerequisites: ECN 212, ECN 321.