Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021

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Course title Public Finance
Course code EBC2127
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 1-2-2021 26-3-2021 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Andrew Mackenzie
For more information: a.mackenzie@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Students acquire a basic understanding of the economic theory of the public sector.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. The course presents an introduction to the economic theory of the public sector. The topics covered include: public goods, externalities, education, health care, pensions, redistribution, collective decision making and cost-benefit analysis.
Literature
Rosen, H.S. and T. Gayer, 2014. Public Finance, 10th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Additional texts will be announced on EleUM.
Prerequisites
A prerequisite for this course is a basic course in microeconomics.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Attendance / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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