Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

Fall 2014 quarter

Taught by

Gregory Weeks

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy – Course Description: This course covers the theory and practice of public finance and fiscal policy.  Knowledge of the practice of public finance and budgeting is necessary to be an effective decision maker in federal, state, local, tribal or nonprofit organizations. A solid theoretical base will help to understand some of the consequences of spending and revenue policies at all levels, It is also important to be able to articulate the care for or against a particular policy or decision. Advocates, perhaps not in the room when decisions are made, need a base to assess fiscal proposals, and theory is the foundation of assessment.  Theory too is at the base of regulatory frameworks.  This course will include lectures, speakers, cases and readings.  Students will complete a research project where they will examine a program or revenue source, implemented or proposed.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Tues


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Fall)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 20


Course Reference Number

(4 GR credits): 10242

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