ECON320 Public Economics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
ECON320 Public Economics 3 0 6 Tuesday 9:00-10:50 / Thursday 9:00-9:50
Prerequisite ECON111 It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives This course enables students to acquire new conceptual and applied knowledge of public economics, and theoretical and practical skills that lead to stronger economic decisions.
Textbook Hyman N. David (2011). Public Finance: A Contemporary Application of Theory to Policy (10e). South-Western Cengage
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify and analyze the main market and policy failures.
  2. Outline the policy instruments available to the government in order to redress market failures and improve market outcomes.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of these instruments, taking into account their effects on private agents’ incentives.
  4. Utilize the explanations of differing fiscal experiences across economies to improve the design of fiscal institutions.
Teaching Methods The methods include lectures (which may involve power point presentation, video and audio aids), student presentations, projects and class discussions.
Week 1 Introducory Lecture
Week 2 Introduction to Public Economics: Individuals and Governments Chapter 1
Week 3 Efficiency, Markets and Governments Chapter 2
Week 4 Externalities / Quiz 1 Chapter 3
Week 5 Policy Perspective Chapter 3
Week 6 Public Goods Chapter 4
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Week 8 Cost-Benefit Analysis Chapter 6
Week 9 Government Investments Chapter 6
Week 10 Government Subsidies and Income Support for Poor Chapter 7
Week 11 Social Security and Social Insurance / Quiz 2 Chapter 8
Week 12 Government and Health Care Chapters 9
Week 13 Introduction to Government Finance Chapters 10
Week 14 Taxation, Prices, Efficiency and the Distribution of Income Chapter 11
Week 15 Taxation in Theory and Practice Chapter 13
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 20 1,2,3,4
Group project 1 20 1,2,3,4
Quiz 2 20 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Paper 5 3 15
Home Study 2 15 30 Midterm Exam Study 14 1 14
Quiz 8 2 16 Final Exam Study 30 1 30
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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