ECON 380 - Public Finance
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 481 or 482.
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 101 with a C or better.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 102 (unless ECON 101 completed with B or higher).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is a one term introduction to Public Finance. We will begin by asking a fundamental question: When should the government intervene in the economy? Answering this question requires us to understand what is meant by market failures and what causes market failures. We will discuss externalities and provision of public goods. Additional topics that we will cover are Social Insurance, Social Security, Health Insurance and various welfare programs.

The waitlist is managed according to standard departmental practice.

ECON 380 - Public Finance
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
60Fr or So or Jr
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 0716766310
Public finance and public policy, Author: Jonathan Gruber, Publisher: Worth 2. ed. 2007
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