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ECONĀ 475. Public Economics. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: ECON 200 or consent of instructor
Investigation of key government programs and of the role of the government in the economy. Among the topics possibly considered are: the minimum wage, the tax system, the federal deficit and debt, social welfare programs (e.g. Social Security, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Earned Income Tax Credit), government regulation of business, government healthcare insurance programs, and environmental policies (including those associated with global warming).