State and Local Public Finance

Explores the major economic decisions of subnational governments regarding taxation and expenditures. Considers how these decisions affect the allocation of both private and public resources. Focuses on constraints imposed on state and local governments that are not placed on the federal government, including the requirement of annually balanced budgets. Includes a detailed examination of economic and other data available on state and local governments, a review of existing relevant laws and policies pertaining to state and local public finance and examination of issues involving public goods and externalities in the particular context of states and municipalities.

Course Details

Campus: 
Dartmouth
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Public Policy
Number: 
POL 541
Semester: 
Spring 2018
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday, January 26, 2018
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