Public Economics and Finance: A Free Online Course from NYU

Course descrip­tion: Pub­lic finance (also known as pub­lic eco­nom­ics) ana­lyzes the impact of pub­lic pol­i­cy on the allo­ca­tion of resources and the dis­tri­b­u­tion of income in the econ­o­my. In this course, you will learn how to use the tools of micro­eco­nom­ics and empir­i­cal analy­sis to ana­lyze the eco­nom­ic effects of pub­lic expen­di­tures and tax­a­tion.

This course requires a work­ing knowl­edge of cer­tain pre­req­ui­site cours­es, name­ly Sta­tis­tics, Micro­eco­nom­ics, and Finan­cial Man­age­ment.

It was taught by Niru­pa­ma Rao, when she taught at NYU. She now teach­es at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan.

Pub­lic Eco­nom­ics and Finance (avail­able above or via this playlist on YouTube) will be added to our col­lec­tion of Free Eco­nom­ics Cours­es, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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