Prof. de Bartolome's research is focused on government taxation policies, the state and local sector, the distribution of income in a metropolitan area and the effectiveness of policies designed to reduce smoking.
public economics, government taxation, local public finance, state and local sector, urban economics, metropolitan areas, smoking bans
ECON 3070 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
Explores theory and application of models of consumer choice, firm and market organization, and general equilibrium. Extensions include intertemporal decisions, decisions under uncertainty, externalities, and strategic interaction.
ECON 4211 - Public Economics: the Economics of the Government Sector
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
Focuses on taxation and public expenditures. Topics include economic rationale for government action, economic theory of government behavior, and effects of government policies on allocation of resources and distribution of income.
ECON 4242 - Urban Economics: The Economics of Cities
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
Considers the economic forces which drive households and jobs to congregate in metropolitan areas. It then considers the forces within the city which determine how the established cities "look" - how rents vary with location, the distribution of jobs and households within a city, urban sprawl, and the sorting of households between neighborhoods. Finally it considers some government policies relating to land use and housing.