Maxwell School, Syracuse University

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

 

PAI 812
 Ph.D. Seminar: Public Finance
Spring 2017

 

Professor Yinger
451 Eggers Hall
Phone: (315) 443-9062
Email jyinger@maxwell.syr.edu
http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/jyinger

 

Class Location: 400A Eggers Hall
Class Time:    3:45 – 5:05  M/W
Office Hours: 11:00 – 12:00 M/W or by  appointment 

 

Please contact Mrs. Santy to make an appointment with the professor. 

Mary Santy 
426 Eggers Hall  
Phone: (315) 443-3115
Emailmjsanty@maxwell.syr.edu

 

 

Course Overview and Requirements

 

 Syllabus

Lecture Notes (To be posted before each class)

Lecture 1   - The Property Tax

Lecture 2   - Public Production Functions

Lecture 3   - Program Evaluation

Lecture 4   - Cost Functions

Lecture 5   - Cost Indexes and Pupil Weights

Lecture 6   - School District Consolidation

Lecture 7   Demand for Public Services: The Median Voter and Other Approaches

Lecture 8   - State Aid

Lecture 9   - Bidding and Sorting

Lecture 10 - Property Tax Capitalization

Lecture 11 - Hedonics

Lecture 12 - School Quality Capitalization

Lecture 13 - Sales Taxes

Lecture 14 - Property Tax Incidence

Lecture 15 - Tax Competition

Lecture 16 - Tax Rates and Economic Development

Lecture 17 - Tax Breaks and Economic Development

Lecture 18 - Infrastructure

Lecture 19 - Bond Markets

Lecture 20 - Income Taxes

Lecture 21 - Public Prices or User Fees

Lecture 22 - The Behavioral Impacts of Property Tax Relief: Salience, Complexity, or Framing?

Lecture 23 - The Flypaper Effect

 

Previous Exams:

Course Exam 2011

Course Exam 2013

Course Exam 2015

Trustee Professor of Public Administration and Economics