Public Finance – eco572 (3 credits)
This course prepares students to apply the principles of economics to the public sector. Students will create a plan for a public-private partnership to deliver a public good or service. Other topics include, at the state and local level, revenue sources, income redistribution, multilevel government financing, bond issuance, role of nonprofits, and basic micro and macroeconomic variables.
Introduction to Public Finance and Government
- Compare ideological viewpoints in public finance.
- Distinguish among the roles of the federal, state, and local governments.
Tools of Economic Analysis
- Analyze the role of economic theory in emperical research.
- Explain how cost-benefit analysis is used for public expenditure decisions.
- Compare the major expenditures that exist at the federal, state, and local levels.
Sources of Revenue
- Evaluate sources of revenue.
- Evaluate the role of financial efficiency at the state and local levels.
Income Redistribution, Welfare, and Taxation
- Evaluate how income redistribution influences the overall economy.
- Describe how welfare spending affects labor and employment.
Multigovernment Public Finance
- Create a proposal to obtain financing for a specific project.
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