Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ECON 483 - PUBLIC FINANCE

Long Title: PUBLIC FINANCE
Department: Economics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200
Description: Provides an economic analysis of tax policy, focusing on the current national debate regarding the relative merits of income and consumption-based taxes in terms of equity, efficiency, and simplicity. Analyzes tax effects on individual and business behavior and discusses general equilibrium modeling of the economic and distributional effects of alternative tax reforms. Special topics include optimal taxation, taxation of the family, estate taxation, taxation of electronic commerce, and state and local public finance.