ECON2203Introduction to Economic Governance 3 ch (3C) (W) (EL)

This course introduces students to the role and functions of the public sector in the economic system. Topics include the rationale for government activities, the emergence of public/private collaborative initiatives, the impact of specific government programs, overall fiscal policy and government stabilization programs, policies designed to stimulate economic growth, and policies designed to protect the environment. These policies are considered in the context of intergovernmental fiscal relations and the inherent potential for conflict between different levels of government.