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Fall 2013-2014
WWS 307 / ECO 349 (SA)  

Public Economics

Elizabeth C. Bogan

The role of government in promoting efficiency and equity in the U.S. economy. Conditions when markets fail to be efficient. Problems with government allocation of resources. Economic analysis and public policies regarding health care, education, poverty, the environment, financial regulations and other important issues.

Sample reading list:
Gruber, Public Finance and Public Policy
Tietenberg, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Viscusi, Vernon and Harrington, Economics of Regulation and Antitrust

Reading/Writing assignments:
Typical weekly assignment includes 75 pages of reading and a problem set.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ECO 100 and ECO 101.

Equivalent Courses:
WWS 307, ECO 341 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Other information:
Enrollment in precepts will be done using SCORE.

Reserved Seats:
WWS and WPP Students Only 25

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21601 L01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T Th   Robertson Hall   016   Enrolled:58 Limit:53 Closed
21602 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Robertson Hall   020   Enrolled:13 Limit:16 Closed
21603 P02 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Robertson Hall   020   Enrolled:14 Limit:16 Closed
21604 P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   020   Enrolled:15 Limit:16 Closed
21605 P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   020   Enrolled:16 Limit:16 Closed