Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

KTTP710 Introduction to Public Economics

Book exam

KTTP710 Introduction to Public Economics  5 ECTS 

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
• analyse topics in welfare economics
• evaluate functioning, orientation and influence of the public sector
• explain factors behind the determination of public expenditure and revenues
• evaluate tax incidence and the effects of taxation
Content: Description of the public sector and its function, basics of the welfare economics, microeconomics of the public sector, aims and the influence of the public sector, determination and the structure of public expenditure, basics of taxation, positive and normative theory of taxation
Literature: Stiglitz, J. 1988 or 2000 Economics of the Public Sector, 2nd edition: chapters 1, 3-9, 16-20;  3rd edition: chapters 1, 3-10, 17-20.
Gatti, D. & Glyn, A, (2006): Welfare states in hard times. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, VOL. 22, NO. 3.
Prerequisites: KTTP110 Basics of Economics or equivalent.



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