UMD ECON 652 Entire Course
University of Maryland ECON 652 Public Economics I Entire Course
The characteristics and effects of government programs whose role is redistribution and social insurance are considered. Examples include cash welfare assistance, unemployment insurance, and Social Security. The focus is on U.S. programs, though other countries may be considered. Both theories of program design and empirical research on program effects will be covered. Topics in empirical methodology generally will also be stressed.
Note: This entire class includes discussions, assignments, course projects, and exams.