This course examines the role of government in the economy. The first part of the course examines government responses to market failure (externalities, public goods, and monopoly) as well as policies aimed at redistribution of income. The second part of the course is concerned with taxation, including tax incidence, distortions, and optimal taxation. The final part of the course is concerned with fiscal federalism (the division of responsibilities between higher and lower levels of government).
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110 Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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