Economics in the Public Sector Course

Public Management Course MPA 502

The Economics in the Public Sector course provides students with an overview of the U.S. economy, the major categories of public expenditures, and the main methods used to finance these expenditures.

Economics in the Public Sector introduces the role of government in national and sub-national economies, privatization, inter-governmental fiscal relationships, economic analysis techniques such as cost/benefit analysis, and social and political considerations in public economic and fiscal activity.

Through the MPA Public Management course students will cover the principles of tax analysis and cost-benefit analysis. Students will also gain a greater understand of public sector economics by focusing on the role of public policy in improving economic efficiency, promoting the goals of equity and social justice and improving equity by altering the distribution of wealth and income.

Contact Marist College today to learn more about the Economics in the Public Sector course available through the Public Management Master’s in Public Administration graduate degree program. All MBA and MPA courses are available online through our distance learning curriculum.

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