This course is the first in a two-part graduate sequence in Public Economics. We will focus on the role of government intervention in the economy and cover the following topics: externalities, public goods theory, local public finance (with a focus on the economics of education), and social insurance. For each topic, we will focus on theoretical and empirical evidence as well as relevant empirical research methods.

Prerequisite: ECON604 and ECON624.
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Audit

Course Offerings

    Fall 2023Instructor: Daniel Reck
    Fall 2022Instructor: Lucas William GoodmanView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Lucas William Goodman