Economics 222: Public Finance
Spring, 2000-2001

Time: TTh,1:10 - 2:30.  Room: Science 139
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, resource allocation, income distribution and economic growth. The course covers government spending, regulation, and tax policy. Concepts discussed include tax incidence, public goods and externalities, public choice, benefit cost analysis. Special attention is devoted to issues of health care, education, the welfare system, the financing of social security, the federal budget deficit and the national debt.
GenEd: SBS.
Prerequisite: Econ 271 or exceptionally strong performance in E111 or E105.
Textbook: Joseph Stiglitz, Economics of the Public Sector, 3rd edition ISBN 0-393-966510-8

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Last revised: 1/17/2001