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PPG2002H: Integrating Seminar: Applied Economics

SECTION I: Summer 2017
Public Finance

Course Description

This course will look at the motivation and operation of major spending programs and revenue-raising tools of Canadian governments. It will explore rationales for government action such as externalities, information failures, redistribution and macroeconomic management, and the principal-agent problems that affect the design, financing and delivery of programs in areas such as healthcare, education, retirement income, and intergovernmental transfers. A key focus of the course is using financial statements and other reports to understand governments’ behaviour and mitigate principal-agent problems.

Term
Summer (2nd year)

Instructor
Bill Robson

OR

SECTION I: Fall
Pensions

Course Description

TBA

Term
Fall (2nd year)

Instructor
Shari Eli

OR

SECTION I: Spring
Current Issues/Problems in Public Policy and Practice II (Domestic)

Course Description

TBA

Term
Spring (2nd year)

Instructor
TBA

Notes
Pre-requisite for enrollment: Successful completion of PPG1001H, PPG1002H, PPG1003H, PPG1004H and PPG1007H
Required of all second year students.
Courses offered under the “Current Issues/Problems in Public Policy and Practice” seminar series are subject to change with each new academic year.