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Fall 2017
Jan 26, 2020
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PPOL 537 - Public Finance for Development
This course builds on the material covered in Intermediate Microeconomics for Development and develops a set of tools for analyzing the role of government in a developing economy.  In particular, we will examine justifications for government intervention, and study the impact of government programs and taxation systems on the welfare and behavior of its citizens.  We pay special attention to the role of information asymmetries, uncertainty and externalities in the design of policy; as well as the role of non-tax revenues as a means of financing expenditures.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy

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