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ECON 270.00 Economics of the Public Sector 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 23, Waitlist: 0

Willis 204

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10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
Synonym: 62378

Jenny Bourne

This course provides a theoretical and empirical examination of the government's role in the U.S. economy. Emphasis is placed on policy analysis using the criteria of efficiency and equity. Topics include rationales for government intervention; analysis of alternative public expenditure programs from a partial and/or general equilibrium framework; the incidence of various types of taxes; models of collective choice; cost-benefit analysis; intergovernmental fiscal relations.

Prerequisite: Economics 110 and 111

ECON 398.01 Advanced Research in Economics 6 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 0, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 61326

Jenny Bourne

This course is designed to support majors in developing advanced skills in economic research and communication. Through a combination of class discussion, small group work, and/or one-on-one interactions with the professor, majors learn the process of constructing strong, theoretically-grounded arguments through primary research, secondary research, or both. Students will also learn and practice strategies for engaging critically with contemporary scholarship and effective techniques of peer review and the oral presentation of research.

Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Economics 400.; Economics 395 Instructor permission required

ECON 400.01 Integrative Exercise 3 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 0, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 61328

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