Vorlesung + Übung: Introduction to Public Economics - Details
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General information

Course name Vorlesung + Übung: Introduction to Public Economics
Subtitle Erasmus Course
Semester SS 2019
Current number of participants 0
Home institute Prof. Dr. Burkhard Heer - Finanzwissenschaft
Courses type Vorlesung + Übung in category Teaching
First date Mon., 06.05.2019 10:00 - 11:30, Room: (2426)
Participants Incoming students of the ERASMUS program
Performance record Written exam
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

(2426) Monday: 10:00 - 11:30, weekly (6x)
Monday: 14:00 - 15:30, weekly (6x)
Monday. 01.07.19 10:00 - 11:00


The course aims to give an overview of topics in public economics. Starting with the basic principles of welfare economics the syllabus will impart the knowledge to analyze allocative efficiency. Furthermore the course will discuss causes for market failures and policy implications to counteract such market failures. Besides externalities and natural monopolies, the implications and characteristics of public goods will be discussed. Additionally there will be an introduction to public choice theory, including concepts of game theory. After the public sectors' income and spending there will be a positive and normative examination of the size of the public sector. Subsequently there will be an introduction to topics of taxation. The course concludes with examples of public influence and policies regarding the distributions of wealth and income in some modern economies.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Anmeldung mit Passwort: Introduction to Public Economics".
The following rules apply for the admission:
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