ECO446H1: Advanced Public Economics


Advanced topics in public economics and economic analysis of Canadian public policy. Through a mix of lectures and independent research, students will acquire theoretical and empirical tools for public policy analysis. Topics may include: income inequality and redistribution; fiscal federalism; taxation of corporate profits; and policies to deal with public goods and externalities.


ECO200Y1/​ ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1; ECO220Y1/​ ECO227Y1/​ (STA237H1, STA238H1)/ (STA247H1, STA248H1)/ (STA257H1, STA261H1); at least 1.0 FCE in ECO at the 300+ level.

Recommended Preparation: 

ECO372H1/​ECO374H1/​ECO375H1 (familiarity with STATA)

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