Spring 2006

 

ECN 3851, section 001

Dr. Dao

Public Finance

Office: Coleman 2365

 

Office Phone: 581-6329

 

Office Hours:  8:00-9:00 MW
11:00-12:00 TR or by appointment

TEXT:             Harvey S. Rosen, Public Finance, Irwin McGraw-Hill, seventh edition, 2005.

EXAM:            Two exams and a comprehensive Final. Exams consist of objective and short-answer questions.

EXAM SCHEDULE:

First during the 5th week of classes (Feb. 6-10, 2006)

 

Second during the 10th week of classes (Mar. 20-24, 2006)

 

Final on Monday, May 1, 2006, at 2:45 p.m.

QUIZZES:       12 weekly homework assignments @ 5 points each. There are no make-up assignments.

COURSE GRADE BREAKDOWN:                       

First Exam                 25%

 

Second Exam                        35%

 

Homework                 10%

 

Final                            30%

 

CLASS ATTENDANCE:

Students are expected to attend class. Three unexcused absences may

 

affect final grade. Two late arrivals will count as one unexcused absence

 

unless I am notified ahead of time.

 

NOTE:                       

If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic accommodations,

 

please contact the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services (581-6583) as soon as possible

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. INTRODUCTION

Consumer Choice Theory (Lecture notes)

Introduction (Chapter 1)

  1. MARKET FAILURE AND PUBLIC CHOICE

Market Failure: Public Goods and Externalities (Chapters 4 and 5)

Public Choice (Chapter 6)

  1. EXPENDITURE ANALYSIS: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS

Principles of Expenditure Analysis (Lecture notes)

Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance, and College Subsidies (Lecture notes;

                                                                                                            Chapters 8 and 9)

Financing Health Care (Chapter 10)

Social Security (Chapter 9)

  1. TAX ANALYSIS

Principles of Tax Analysis (Chapters 12-13)

The Federal Individual Income Tax (Chapters 15-16)

The Corporation Income Tax (Chapter 17)

 

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