222: Public Finance
Time: TTh,1:10 - 2:30. Room: Science
Michael Lovell: Phone (860) 685-2355
Office Hours, Spring 2000-2001: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30; Thursdays
1:30-2:30, and by appointment
Room 3l8 PAC.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This
course analyzes the government's influence on economic efficiency,
allocation, income distribution and economic growth. The course covers
government spending, regulation, and tax policy. Concepts discussed
tax incidence, public goods and externalities, public choice, benefit
analysis. Special attention is devoted to issues of health care,
the welfare system, the financing of social security, the federal
deficit and the national debt.
271 or exceptionally strong performance in E111 or E105.
Economics of the Public Sector, 3rd edition ISBN
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Last revised: 1/17/2001