Public Finance

Faculteit University College Groningen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode UCGSS218
Vaknaam Public Finance
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Public Finance
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1.Analyze the role of the government in the economy using micro and macro economic theory.
2.Describe in own words theories and models in the field of public finance.
3.Select relevant economic theories or models and use these to solve practical problems in the field of public finance.
Omschrijving This course focuses on how governments can intervene in markets that fail or lead to unfair market outcomes. It aims to answer questions like: How should the government design its policies in areas such as health care or social security? How should we design tax systems to promote economic efficiency and to be consistent with societal fairness? We focus on the supply of public goods and (how to deal with) externalities. We then move on to the sources of government spending: taxation and debt financing. We analyse the distribution of tax burdens and the efficiency and equity aspects of taxation. We discuss the pros and cons of debt financing. Lastly, we focus on income redistribution, unemployment insurance, and reallocation of income over the life cycle.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Lecture, Tutorial
Toetsvorm Written exam
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. R.M. Jong A Pin
Docent(en) dr. R.M. Jong A Pin
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Public Finance, 10th edition Rosen, and Gayer 9780077154691 ca. €  67,00
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 2) - semester I a keuzegroep
Philosophy, Politics and Economics - semester I a verplicht