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2431. Economics of Taxation and Government Spending

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or 1201 or ARE 1150. Recommended preparation for students who have passed ECON 1201 (or ARE 1150) is ECON 1202.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical issues in taxation and government expenditures. Emphasis on institutions and public policy. Topics include: rationale for and effects of progressive taxation, reform of the tax system, Social Security and Medicare, welfare reform, defense, and fiscal federalism.

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