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Prerequisite: ECON 6710 or instructor's consent.
The theoretical foundations of public economics. Normative analysis for government services emphasizing market failure with cost-benefit analyses of proposals for public intervention. Extension of cost-benefit analysis to include equity as well as efficiency goals. Economics of taxation, transfer payments, and financing public debt from positive and normative points of view. An evaluation of the most important federal taxes with respect to incidence, equity, and efficiency.