404014 PS Economics of the Public Sector

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 09.10.2020 Place course on memo list
404014
PS Economics of the Public Sector
PS 2
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Admission requirements: positive completion of the mandatory courses "Introduction to Management" referred to in § 5 (1-1) and "Introduction to Economics" referred to in § 5 (1-2) It is advantageous to have completed the module “Theory of Economic Decisions: Decisions and Strategies”.
weekly
each semester
German

The course provides an introduction to Public Economics. At the end of the course students will be able to answer the following questions: When should the government intervene in the economy? Which instruments does the government use for intervention? How does government intervention affect the decisions of market participants and market outcomes?

Reasons for government intervention: market failure; Reasons for government intervention: redistribution; Government intervention: taxation

Lecture and accompanying tutorial sessions (proseminars). In the lecture basic concepts of Public Economics are presented. In the proseminars these concepts are used to discuss and solve short case studies. In the proseminars, a term paper will have to be written in groups of students.

Short exams/assignments, term paper (in groups), midterm exam. In the PS, attendance is mandatory.

Sessions are held online resp. in a hybrid format.

The topic of the group work in this seminar is "Behavioural economics: findings from experimental research".

Gruber, Jonathan, Public Finance and Public Policy, 6th ed., New York: Worth Publishers, Macmillan Learning, 2019.

Facultative literature for group work (not relevant for the exam):
Charles A. Holt, Markets, Games, and Strategic Behavior, 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, 2019

Admission requirements: positive completion of the mandatory courses "Introduction to Management"referred to in § 5 (1-1) and "Introduction to Economics" referred to in § 5 (1-2)

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Date Time Location
Wed 2020-10-14
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-10-21
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-10-28
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-11-04
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-11-11
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-11-18
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-11-25
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-12-02
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-12-09
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2020-12-16
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2021-01-13
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2021-01-20
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2021-01-27
10.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free