ECON 380 v3: Public Finance/Expenditure 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. (2016). Internet Chapter 2: Deficit Finance.

Lesson 3

Supplementary Reading
Boyer, M., Gravel, É., & Mokbel, S. (2013). The Valuation of Public Projects: Risks, Cost of Financing and Cost of Capital. C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, (388).

Lesson 6

Supplementary Readings
Conference Board of Canada. (2016). Canadian income inequality: Is Canada becoming more unequal?
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (2016). Growing gap.

Lesson 7

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

Lesson 8

Supplementary Readings
Department of Finance Canada. (2011). Equalization program.
Parliament of Canada. (2011). Canada Health Transfer: Equal-per-capita cash by 2014.
Department of Finance Canada. (2011). Canada Health Transfer.
Department of Finance Canada. (2011). Canada Social Transfer.

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.
Supplementary Reading
Palacios, M., Barua, B., & Ren, F. (2015). The price of public health care insurance 2015 edition. Fraser Research Bulletin.

Lesson 10

Required Reading
Gray, D., & Busby, C. (2016). Unequal access: Making sense of EI eligibility rules and how to improve them. C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, (450).

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.
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 Reading
Hay, D. I. (2009). Poverty reduction policies and programs in Canada. Ottawa, CA: Canadian Council on Social Development.

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.