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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECO 317 Government Finance

3 Credit(s)
Students will collect and analyze data on government revenue at federal, state, and local levels. The course may cover topics such as: the equity and efficiency of revenue sources, the budget process at different levels of government, theories from political economy or political science, fiscal federalism and the proper role of federal/state/local governments, the causes and impacts of deficits and debt, how government bonds are used to raise revenue, how government finance in Massachusetts compares to other states, and how Proposition 2½ impacts local governments.  Three lecture hours per week. Elective for Economics majors.  Prerequisite: ECO200, ECO201, or ECO202.