Spring 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
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?
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Public Finance and Public Policy, Latest Edition, by Jonathan Gruber.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three exams, frequent problem sets, and one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who complete ECON 222 cannot receive credit towards the ECON or MECO major for ECON 322, or vice versa depending on your needs for major credit.