ECON 344: Public Finance & Economics of the State

Credits 3
Examines the role of the state in the context of developed economies. Typically examines the role of government taxation, the provision of public goods and the regulation of externalities. Also looks more broadly at the way that the state creates a context for the market and strives to promote the general welfare. Emphasis placed on specific government policies such as welfare reform, social security policy or environmental policy.