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Fall 2015-2016
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.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21945 L01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Robertson Hall   016   Enrolled:43 Limit:55
21946 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:11 Limit:16
21947 P02 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:13 Limit:18
21948 P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:12 Limit:16
21949 P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:6 Limit:16
23549 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled