CRP 6050

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Overview of neoclassical public-economics theory, particularly those aspects of the theory that are central to urban public finance. The unusual three-tiered fiscal system of the United States is described along with the evolving fiscal and economic role of large municipal governments. Also presented is the public-finance theory of taxation. Major taxes and other revenue sources used by large municipalities are described and analyzed. The heart of the matter is the measurement and analysis of the fiscal condition of cities.

When Offered Fall or spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: exposure to microeconomics.

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