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.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Textbook chapters (probably Hindriks & Myles, INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC ECONOMICS, MIT Press, 2006) plus occasional journal articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
First half (analytic): lectures, 2-3 problem sets plus midterm exam. Second half (research): in class presentation and discussion of readings plus final paper on topic of student interest.
|Instructor(s): Shelton,Cameron A. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 10||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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