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Jason Abrevaya, Chair 2225 Speedway, Stop C3100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3211

Fall 2008

ECO 321 • Public Economics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33975 to 33980 Multiple Sections

Course Description

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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