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ECON 3550  PUBLIC FINANCE (3 credits)

This course explores the objectives and rationale of government activity in a market economy, including positive and normative analysis of public expenditures and taxes. Topics include Social Security, health insurance, education, food stamps, student aid, unemployment insurance, efficiency and incidence of major revenue sources, and tax reform proposals. (Cross-listed with FNBK 3550).

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1310 or MATH 1220, ECON 2200 and ECON 2220, each with a "C" (2.0) or better.