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Economics (ECON)

Department of Economics
Faculty of Public Affairs

ECON 3405 [0.5 credit]

Public Economics: Taxation

Role and nature of the government sector in the economy, principles of taxation, tax equity, incidence and excess burden of taxes, structure of taxes in the economy, role of personal, corporate, sales and wealth taxes, fiscal stabilization policy, and the economics of public debt.
Precludes additional credit for ECON 3003 (no longer offered), ECON 3407 (no longer offered), ECON 4401 (no longer offered), and ECON 4404.
Prerequisite: ECON 1000 or FYSM 1003.
Lectures three hours a week.

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