363-1008-00L  Public Economics

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersM. Köthenbürger, G. Loumeau
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


363-1008-00 VPublic Economics2 hrs
Thu10:15-12:00LEE C 114 »
M. Köthenbürger, G. Loumeau

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AbstractPublic Economics analyses the role of the government in the economy. In this course we will discuss justifications for and the design of public policy as well as its consequences on market outcomes. Issues related to public goods, taxation, in particular the effects of tax policy on labor supply, entrepreneurship and innovation will be emphasized.
ObjectiveThe primary goal of the course is to familiarize students with the central concepts and principles of public economics. The course aims at providing a good understanding of theoretical work and how it may be applied to actual policy problems. Students will get a good overview of recent key contributions in the field and how these relate to empirical observations.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Köthenbürger, G. Loumeau
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidskeine.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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