This course analyzes the government's influence on economic efficiency, resource allocation, income distribution and economic growth. The course covers government spending, regulation and tax policy. Concepts discussed include tax incidence, public goods, benefit-cost analysis, market imperfections and externalities. Reference is made to issues of health care and environmental issues, welfare reform, the United States tax system, the federal budget and the congressional budget process.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: ECON301 Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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