Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9094
    Sched. No.: 114821039

Issues in State and Local Taxation and Fiscal Policy*
Section 1
Robinson, Mildred W.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1540-1740 (WB121)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**
Current Enrollment:9 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**

Course Description:

In this seminar, we will explore the dimensions of fiscal federalism with special emphasis on the ways in which state and local governments are able to generate and spend revenue. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which the ongoing economic downturn affects financial decisions in particular and issues of governance in general. Specific topics may include appropriate uses and consequences of debt financing; comparative federal/state/local ability to use fiscal policy as tools to provide targeted incentives; and challenges in financing “adequate” K-12 education in the face of shifting demographics and increasing wealth disparities.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper

This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.