Spring 2022  |  PA 5113 Section 001: State and Local Public Finance (58946)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of financing. Providing public services at state/local level of government. Emphasizes integrating theory/practice, applying materials to specific policy areas, and documenting wide range of institutional arrangements across/within the 50 states. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
Most government services that affect everyday life are provided and largely financed by state and local governments. In this course, we will explore how state and local governments make decisions about what services to provide and decisions about how to finance them. There is increasing demand for state and local government to manage their finances well while providing quality services. Governments are pressured to "do more with less". In order to meet these challenges, it is important that leaders, managers, and analysts of state and local government possess fundamental understandings of how revenues are derived and what expenditures are made.

Student grades will be determined based on final exam (30%), two individual assignments (35%), one group assignment (25%), and participation through the course (10%)

Class Format:
Lecture, group discussion, in-class exercise, and student presentation
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2017.doc (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 November 2017

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