ECON 380 v1 and v2: Public Finance Report a Broken Link

ECON 380: Public Finance/Expenditures discusses the basic economics tools required to evaluate government policies for expenditures on health care, public pensions, Employment Insurance, education, and social welfare programs.

Lesson 2

Supplementary Readings
Rosen, H. S., Wen, J-F., & Snoddon, T. (2012). Internet Chapter 1: Microeconomics background for the study of public finance.
Rosen, H. S., Wen, J-F., & Snoddon, T. (2012). Internet Chapter 2: Cost-benefit analysis.
Rosen, H. S., Wen, J-F., & Snoddon, T. (2012). Internet Chapter 3: Deficit finance.
Rosen, H. S., Wen, J-F., & Snoddon, T. (2012). Internet Chapter 4: Tools of empirical analysis.

Lesson 6

Supplementary Readings
Conference Board of Canada. (2012). Canadian income inequality: Is Canada becoming more unequal?

Lesson 7

Required Readings
Mueller, D. (1976). Public choice: A survey. Journal of Economic Literature, 14(2), 395-433.

Lesson 9

Required Readings
Canadian Institute for Health Information (n.d.). Health care cost drivers: The facts.
Landon, S., McMillan, M. L., Muralidharan, V., & Parsons, M. (2006). Does health-care spending crowd out other provincial government expenditures? Canadian Public Policy, 32(2), 121–141.

Lesson 10

Required Readings
Courchene, T. J., & Allan, J. R. (2009). A short history of EI, and a look at the road ahead. Policy Options, September 2009, 19-28.

Lesson 11

Required Readings
Wolfson, M., & Moore, K. (2010). On the replacement adequacy of Canada’s retirement income system estimates using Statistics Canada’s LifePaths microsimulation model. Paper prepared for the 31st general conference of The International Association of Research in Income and Wealth, St. Gallen, Switzerland, August 22-28, 2010.
Denton, F. T., & Spencer, B. G. (2011). Age of pension eligibility, gains in life expectancy, and social policy. Canadian Public Policy, 37(2), 183-199.
Baker, M, & Milligan, K. (2009). The report of the expert panel on older workers: How should public pensions be improved? Canadian Public Policy, 35(4), 493-498.

Lesson 12

Supplementary Readings
Hay, D. I. (2009). Poverty reduction policies and programs in Canada.

Lesson 13

Required Readings
Hoxby, C. M. (1996). Are efficiency and equity in school finance substitutes or complements? Journal of Economic Perspectives, 10(4), 51-72.
Oreopoulus, P. (2006). The compelling effects of compulsory schooling: Evidence from Canada. Canadian Journal of Economics, 39(1), 22-52.
Oreopoulus, P. (2007). Do dropouts drop out too soon? Wealth, health and happiness from compulsory schooling. Journal of Public Economics, 91(11-12), 2213-2229.