EE 340 Introduction to Public Finance

Syllabus Spring 2017

Articles, Links, Reading Lists


Chapter 1: Introduction (8e)
Chapter 2: Positive Analysis (8e)
Chapter 3: Normative Analyis (8e)
Chapter 4: Public Goods
The "eye" Graph - Edgeworth Box with a Public Good
Chapter 5: Externalities
The Coase Theorum
Chapter 6
Theory of the Club
Chapter 7: Education Policy (10e)
Link to Thai Education Spending Chapter 8
Midterm Study Guide Updated 12 March 2018 3:30 p.m.

Midterm Exam

Midterm Results (updated 29 March 7:15 a.m.)

Constitutional Economics
Optimal Voting Rules
The Median Voter Model
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Vote Cycling
The Growth of Government
Optimal Voting Rules
The Virginia School of Economics

Niskanan Model
An optimal or Fair Tax System (soon)
Tax Burden

Hayek: On the use of knowledge in Society
hayek: Notes for the use of knowledge in society (Skipped)
Olsen and Distributional Coalitions
Exit and the Theory of the Club
Optimal Voting Rule (skipped)
Political Buisiness Cycle (skipped)

The Thai Rice Scheme (skipped)
Welfare Conceptual
Welfare In Practice and Welfare Reform

Final Study Guide (updated 15 May 9:00 P.M.) Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15


Last Modified; 24 January 2017