Public Economics and Social Policy

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM108A05
Vaknaam Public Economics and Social Policy
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Public Economics and Social Policy
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Evaluate the consequences of social insurance programs and taxes for individual behavior.
2. Use economic arguments for government intervention in different parts of the welfare state.
3. Evaluate welfare state programs.
4. Apply economic arguments to advise (policymakers) on the design of welfare state programs orally and in writing.
Omschrijving This course:
- analyzes the impact of social insurance programs (such as unemployment insurance, disability insurance and health care) and of the tax system on individual behavior, poverty rates and health outcomes.
- discusses (optimal) design of social insurances schemes: trade- off between providing a decent coverage to the population and the existence of moral hazard and adverse selection problems.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. R.J.M. Alessie
Docent(en) V. Angelini
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Public Finance and Public Policy, 3rd edition, Worth Publishers, 2010 (second edition is also allowed). Gruber, J.
Scientific papers
Entreevoorwaarden - Open only for MSc Economics students
- Microeconomics at the intermediate level
- Mathematics and statistics at the BSc economics level
- Knowledge of basic econometrics
Opmerkingen Secr: K.M. Vudinh, k.m.vudinh@rug.nl, kamer 5411.0734
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc Economics - Universidad de Chile, Santiago (1,5-jarig)  (keuzevakken voor studenten uit Chili) 2 semester II b keuze
MSc Economics  (keuzevakken A MSc Economics) 1 semester II b keuze