Fall 2020 - ECON 892 G100

Public Economics: Taxation (4)

Class Number: 2462

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The study of the public economics of taxation including income taxation, commodity taxation, and capital taxation. The focus is on the efficiency and distributional aspects of taxation which include the incentive effects of taxation, tax incidence, tax evasion, tax competition, and fiscal federalism.

COURSE DETAILS:

The study of public economics of taxation includes income taxation, commodity taxation, and capital taxation. The focus is on the efficiency and distributional aspects of taxation including the incentive effects of taxation, tax incidence, tax evasion, tax competition, fiscal federalism and voting.

Delivery of the lectures:  It will be a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous using Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate ultra on the course Canvas page.

Grading:

Master Students

  • Quizzes (4) 40%
  • Opinion pieces / Blogs (4) 40%
  • Policy Briefing 15%
  • Presentation of the Policy Briefing 5%

PhD

  • Quizzes (4) 40%
  • Opinion pieces / Blogs (2) 20%
  • Literature Review 20%

These grading weights are subject to changes to be announced during the first week of classes.

Grading

  • Please see grading breakdown under Course Details. 100%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No textbooks are required. Quizzes will be based on class notes and assigned reading downloadable from the web.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).