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Jason Abrevaya, Chair 2225 Speedway, Stop C3100, Austin, TX 78712 • Admin: 512-471-3211 & Advising: 512-471-2973

Fall 2007

ECO 321 • Public Economics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34390 to 34395 Multiple Sections
Schneider

Course Description

(one section is a writing component) Public economics is the study of government taxation and spending. My course differs from a traditional public economics course in three ways. First, it focuses primarily on taxation, with relatively little coverage of government spending. Second, the course focuses less on theory than a typical public economics course. It covers basic theoretical concepts in public economics, but only briefly, and spends much more time on the application of those concepts to analyze issues in real-world tax policy. The basic concepts of public economics are developed, using the theory learned in Intermediate Microeconomics (Economics 420K).

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