Public Economics (Field 4)

EE445 Local Public Finance

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

This course critically examines local government fiscal systems. Major topics include: understanding and determining an appropriate division of fiscal responsibilities among levels of government or expenditure assignment; criteria for local revenue assignment including local levied revenue, central allocation revenue, and intergovernmental finance. The course focuses on economic analysis, but attention is also given to political, institutional and cultural considerations that are critical for effective policy design and implementation.