Fall 2015

 

ECN 3851, section 001

Dr. Dao

Public Finance

Office: Coleman 2871

 

Office Phone: 581-6329

 

Office Hours:  2:00-3:00 MW
10:45-11:20 TR or by appointment

TEXT:             Harvey S. Rosen and Ted Gayer, Public Finance, McGraw-Hill, tenth edition, 2014.

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

EXAM SCHEDULE:

First during the 5th week of classes ( Sep. 21-25, 2015)

 

Second during the 10th week of classes ( Oct. 26-30, 2015)

 

Final on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 at 12:30 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 (Chapter 4 and Chapter 5)

Political Economy(Chapter 6)

  1. EXPENDITURE ANALYSIS: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS

Principles of Expenditure Analysis (Lecture notes)

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

                                                                                                            Chapter 7 and Chapter 13)

Financing Health Care (Chapter 9 and Chapter 10)

Social Security (Chapter 11)

  1. TAX ANALYSIS

Principles of Tax Analysis (Chapter 14 and Chapter 15)

The Federal Individual Income Tax (Chapter 17 and Chapter 18)

The Corporation Income Tax (Chapter 19)

 

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