ECO 321 • Public Economics-W
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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. Finally, because it is a writing component course, there are no problem sets.
Assignment include a short paper, a longer term paper, a class presentation, and an essay-question final exam.