UNC-Chapel Hill ECON 440 - Economics 440 Syllabus (4 pages)

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Econ 440 - ANALY PUBLIC FIN Lecture 3
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Economics 440 Public Finance Jonathan B Hill Dept of Economics University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Information Prof Jonathan B Hill Office Gardner 300B Office Hours M W 2 3pm jbhill email unc edu www unc edu jbhill 1 Prerequisites Econ 410 Intermediate Microeconomics and at least one semester of differential calculus It is however beneficial to have had Econ 420 Intermediate Macroeconomics or any economics course that presents joint model of consumption and production e g the Classical Model 2 Introduction This course undertakes an examination of the public sector as an economic agent There are two sides to this now classic topic taxation the collection of public monies Federal State receipts and expenditure Federal State outlays This course will focus primarliy on taxation the logical but not necessary as we ll see precursor to expenditure The course is naturally theory based in order to grasp how systems of taxation have developed we need to model individual and firm behavior in static onetime period dynamic inter temporal settings partial equilibrium one person one market and general equilibrium many people many markets inputs and outputs settings 3 Course Information Homework assignments data web sites government web sites answer keys and announcements will be posted on the course web page 4 Required Test Book Public Finance 9th Edition by Harvey Rosen and Ted Gayer McGraw Hill 2009 5 Course Structure 5 1 There will be 2 tests midterm 30 final 40 and numerous assignments roughly 4 6 30 Grades will be scaled relative to the performance of your classmates 5 2 Only under a document medical emergency can the midterm be skipped in this case the final exam will be weighted 70 The final exam however cannot be skipped under any circumstance 6 Homework 6 1 There are typically 5 7 graded homework assignments including quizzes see below Please do the math if there are 6 worth 30 of the total grade then each is worth 5 of the course grade If you miss one you lose



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