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UGRD > ECON > 318

The Economics of State and Local Governments

An examination of the role that state and local governments play in financing and implementing the delivery of public goods and services. The levels and history of state and local expenditures and revenues, economic theories of the role of government, the relationship between the federal government and state and local governments, and the specific taxes used to finance state and local government activities are examined, with special attention paid to the current fiscal situation of the states, especially Massachusetts.

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