Policy Aspects of Federal and State Budgeting and Fiscal Decision-Making
The purpose of this course is to discuss the academic and practical aspects of state and federal finance. The course will discuss the major financial processes of governments - budgeting, taxing, raising capital, managing debt, financing pensions, and forecasting long-term trends. Although the total expenditures by state and local governments in this country approximates the amount spent by the federal government, there are vast differences in the way each level of government does its budgets, raises its revenue, issues its debt, and manages its finances; this course will analyze those differences and their impact.
Sample reading list:
Forsythe, Memos to the Governor
Schick, The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy and Process
Gosling, Budgetary Politics in American Government
Approximately 150 pages per week
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.
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