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ECON415 - Public Finance

Course Description

This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the economic principles useful in analysis of tax and expenditure policies. The emphasis is theoretical, but is also supported with factual and institutional material about the Saudi economy. The course covers the different types of market failures, principles of expenditure analysis, government programs such as social security and income transfer programs, tax incidence, and the magnitude and importance of the welfare cost of taxation.


Semester Instructor(s)
ECON415 - Spring 2007/2008
  • Dr. Ashraf Galal Eid
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