ECON Public Finance and Fiscal Policy (PUBLPOL 107)
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Public Finance and Fiscal Policy (PUBLPOL 107)
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Public Policy : Public interest lawyers effect social change in a variety of ways, one of which is to push for changes in government policies or regulations. Students interested in a public interest practice should consider taking 1 or more courses that consider the process of decision-making by agencies and branches of the federal government.
General course Description:
What role should and does government play in the economy? What are the effects of government spending, borrowing, and taxation on efficiency, equity and economic growth? The course covers economic analysis, statistical evidence and historical and current fiscal policy debates in the U.S. and around the world. Policy topics: budget surpluses/deficits; tax reform; social security, public goods, and externalities; fiscal federalism; public investment; and cost-benefit analysis. Prerequisites: 51, 52 (can be taken concurrently).
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law