23997 Field Study in Public Economics
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Credit points: 0 cp
PostgraduateResult type: Pass fail, no marks
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Public economics studies the role of government in the economy. This subject covers topics in public economics, with emphasis on combining theoretical models with empirical evidence.
Subject learning objectives (SLOs)
|1.||Understand the role of the government|
|2.||Knowledgeably apply the theory of public economics to current policy debates|
|3.||Critically read and analyse contemporary public policy research|
Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
Develop comprehensive knowledge in a field of study.
Teaching and learning strategies
The subject will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and presentation. Students will read from texts and articles appropriate to the selection of topics.
- Social Insurance
- Public Goods and Externalities
- Public Choice
This is a Pass / Fail subject
There is no required textbook for this subject. Lecture slides will be uploaded on Canvas before the class meets. Also see the supplementary subject outline.