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Unformatted text preview: o the U.S. tax code, as well current
economic research on the topic. This course should help you to develop:
• An understanding of the structure of taxes in the U.S,
An understanding of the competing goals of tax systems
An awareness of who bears the burden of taxation
An understanding of the impacts and consequences of taxation
Familiarity with tools and vocabulary of economics to analyze the consequences
of and changes in behavior that result from specific tax structures. Course Readings:
The main textbook for this course is Public Finance and Public Policy, 4th ed. by Jonathan
Gruber, available in the campus bookstore. A previous edition of the text is acceptable but you
are responsible for checking for discrepancies between your edition and the current edition.
There will be a current edition available on reserve at the library. Additionally, other required
readings will be posted on SmartSite.
Your course grades will be based on class attendance (5%), homework (10%), research paper
reports (10%), two midterm exams (20% each), an...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2014 for the course ECN 131 taught by Professor Schaller during the Fall '11 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '11