Courses Bachelor Display 2024-2025

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Course title Introduction to Fiscal Economics
Course code EBC1040
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 2-9-2024 20-10-2024 L X X
Level Introductory
Coordinator Kristof Bosmans, Rick Kaenen
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Language of instruction English
This course provides an introduction to taxation, both from an economics and a business perspective. The course moreover provides basic learning skills, with a focus on Problem-Based Learning.
This introductory course serves two main purposes. First, it will provide you with the basic knowledge about taxation and its role in the economy. You will learn about the different types of taxation and about their many effects on households, businesses and the economy as a whole. The course uses approaches from both economics and business studies. Second, this course provides you with the basic learning skills that you will need throughout your study at Maastricht University. The focus is mainly on Problem-Based Learning (PBL). We introduce the 7-jump, different roles in tutorial groups and various PBL working methods. During the group sessions, you will have ample opportunity to practice your newly acquired PBL skills. When you have successfully finished this course, you will:
* know the basics of the economic approach to taxation
* know the basics of the business approach to taxation
* be capable of studying in an academic problem-based learning environment
Smith, S. (2015), Taxation: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press; various pieces of (academic) literature announced during the course
This course is in transition for the bachelor Fiscal Economics.
See the Bachelor Education and Examination Regulations for more information.

The following rule applies to bachelor Fiscal Economics students.
The bachelor Fiscal Economics has been discontinued.

There will be repeat education for year 1 and year 2 courses up to and including academic year 2025-2026 and exam-only up to and including academic year 2026-2027. For year 3 courses there will be repeat education up to and including 2026-2027 and exam-only up to and including academic year 2027-2028.

Whether a course is in transition, cancelled, or replaced may depend on the cohort you are in. Sometimes there are additional criteria. It is therefore very important to carefully read the EER and the addendum so you can apply the rules to your individual situation.

An advanced level of English.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Attendance / Participation / Written Exam / Assignment
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Fiscal Economics Transitional Regulation