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Public Finance

Course Prefix: 
EC
Course Number: 
432
Course Credits: 
3

An examination of the role of the public sector (government) in the economy, especially how it spends and raises money: the traditional functions of government economic policy; how government spending and taxing policies are made; public expenditure programs such as welfare, social insurance, and health care; principles of government financing; the practice of taxation, especially by the national government; and intergovernmental financial relations. Prerequisite: EC 201-202 or permission of instructor.