ECON 2255 – Economics of the Public Sector

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

This course examines the institutions behind, and the economic rationale for, Canadian government policy relating to public expenditures and taxation. Topics include public goods; externalities; public expenditure theory and policy; tax and user price theory and policy; and social welfare and social insurance.

Prerequisite: Economics 1101 and 1103 or consent of the department.

west gate mount royal