May 25, 2020  
2015-16 Graduate Catalog 
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FIN 6430 - Public Finance

3 credit hours
(Same as ECON 6430 .) Examines the role of government in the allocation and distribution of society’s resources. Topics include theories of government sector growth, public and quasi-public goods, externalities and agency theory, transitivity and completeness of voting preferences, income redistribution and economic justice, social insurance, health care programs, tax shifting and incidence analysis, efficiency and equity in taxation, and efficiency and redistributive aspects of deficit financing. Topics may involve case studies such as budget formulation, environmental policies, payroll taxes, and alternative tax structures.

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