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Fall 2014-2015
WWS 307 / ECO 349 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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 - 10%
Problem set(s) - 10%

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.

Reserved Seats:
WWS and WPP Students Only 25

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20931 L01 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Robertson Hall   016   Enrolled:54 Limit:40 Closed
20932 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:12 Limit:16
20933 P02 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am W   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:16 Limit:18
20934 P03 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W   Robertson Hall   015   Enrolled:14 Limit:16
20935 P04 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm W   Robertson Hall   015   Enrolled:12 Limit:16