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040224 UK Topics in Public Economics (BA) (2021S)

Track in Policy Evaluation

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 01.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 05.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 08.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 15.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 19.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 22.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 26.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 12.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 16.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 19.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 23.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 26.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 30.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 03.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 07.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 10.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 14.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 17.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 21.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 28.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 31.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 04.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 07.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 11.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 14.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 18.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 21.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Friday 25.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 28.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Prerequisites:

This is a course for advanced bachelor students. Knowledge of introductory public economics is required (for example at the level of 040045 UK or another course that covers a large fraction of the material in Hindricks and Myles: Intermediate Public Economics). Knowledge of intermediate microeconomics and some econometrics is also an asset.

Course outline:

The course covers a selection of mostly empirical literature on the effects of important public institutions such as taxation, minimum wages, social security and legislation on economic variables such as growth, wealth, inequality and some non-pecuniary outcomes such as health and educational attainment. Many of these effects are mediated through political and legal institutions. To better understand these connections, we will cover parts of the theoretical literature on political economy and economics of law and how it connects to the empirical literature.

Course Goals:

The goal of the course is to give students an overview of what we know about the relative quantitative importance of different available policies and how conflicts of interest in political decision making affect economic outcomes.

Assessment and permitted materials

In-class presentations and a take-home final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are supposed to regularly attend to classes.

Grading:

The course grade will be a combination of a small essay/take-home exam (60%), presentations of empirical papers (30%) and in-class participation (10%).

Examination topics

Students are expected to learn to read, understand and analyze empirical papers in public economics and relate them to ongoing discussion on the role of the public sector.

Reading list

A selection of academic articles to be decided in class.

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