IER 304 – Public Finance

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IER 304 – Public Finance; Weekly hours: 2+1, ECTS: 4
The objective of this course is to provide a general knowledge on the public finance. It is aimed to give the theories of the public finance, and analyze the spending and revenues of government within the framework of public finance theories.  The students will be informed about various sources of public revenues; also they will be informed on spending and their effects on economy. The subject explores the following topics: Introduction, Public Finance, Externalities and the Environment, Public Goods and Political Economy, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Social Security, Health Insurance, Tax Incidence and Inefficiency, Income Taxes, Consumption Taxes, State and Local Public Finance, Education, Low-Income Assistance, Government Borrowing