PPOL-537 PUBLIC FINANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT
Spring for 2016-2017
This course builds on the material covered in Intermediate Microeconomics for Development and develops a set of tools for analyzing the role of government in a developing economy. In particular, we will examine justifications for government intervention, and study the impact of government programs and taxation systems on the welfare and behavior of its citizens. We pay special attention to the role of information asymmetries, uncertainty and externalities in the design of policy; as well as the role of non-tax revenues as a means of financing expenditures.
1ST YEAR MIDP STUDENTS ONLY
Prerequisites: PPOL 536
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