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In this course, we examine the economic roles of government and the tools that governments use to fulfill these roles. We will start with the questions, Under what circumstances is it possible for governments to improve on the outcomes that would occur in their absence? And how do we decide whether one outcome is better than another? The course will continue with an examination of the performance of governments in the United States. The primary questions addressed will be, What policies do governments pursue? How do they spend money to achieve the goals of these policies? How do they raise the money that they spend? And what sorts of undesired side effects might result from taxation and expenditure policies?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: |
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)
Jonathan Gruber, Public Finance and Public Policy, 3rd, 4th or 5th Edition, Worth Publishers.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Frequent problem sets, three midterm examinations, and a comprehensive final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who complete ECON 222 cannot receive credit towards the economics major for ECON 322, or vice versa, depending on your needs for major credit.
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