ECO401H1: Topics in Economic Policy


This course covers basic issues in the theoretical and empirical evaluation of public policy. Sample topics include income redistribution through taxation and the provision of social insurance and public goods, the mitigation of externalities, and welfare analysis in behavioral models.


ECO200Y1/​ ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1; ECO202Y1/​ ECO208Y1/​ ECO209Y1; ECO220Y1/​ ECO227Y1/​( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1); at least one FCE in ECO at the 300 level or higher.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)