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Economics
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ECON 134
Public Sector Economics: The Economics of Government
Spring

Public Sector Economics explores how government can protect our collective well-being when markets fail. It examines market failures and explores policies to address the problems they cause, like pollution, congestion, poverty, inequality, and the underprovision of public goods such as public safety and scientific research. It examines who really bears the burden of taxes, and analyzes government programs like welfare, food stamps, Medicare, and Social Security. It specifically addresses issues of fairness.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Siobhan Reilly

Prerequisite:
ECON 050

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P: 510.430.2194
E: economics@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17