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Advanced Public Finance (MW 23.6 - 3 CP)

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  Instructor
Time
Place
(C.-Zeiß-Str. 3)
Additional
Information
Lecture 
Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser
Mo, 8.30 - 10.00
SR 207
Start: 8 April 2013

Please note that the lecture (planned for Monday, July 8) has been moved to Thursday, July 4, 8.30-10.00am, room SR 129, Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3.

Exam

There will be a 60-minute written exam on July 19, 2013 (10-12h, HS 3).

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Content

This course is about different public activities related to the revenue and the expenditure side of the public budget. As to the revenues, in Part I commodity taxes will be discussed with a focus on efficiency and income taxes with a focus on distributional concerns. Public funds may, however, not only be used for redistribution. A major reason for raising revenue is to finance public expenditures related to market failure. In Part II, two types of market failure will be at the center: public goods and externalities.

Whereever appropriate both sides of the budget will not only be studied separately, but also in an interrelated way.

Structure 

Chapter
Lecture
0.
Introduction
Slides 1
I.
Revenue side

  I.1.  Optimal indirect taxation
Slides 2
  I.2.  Optimal direct taxation
Slides 3
  I.3.  Tax evasion
Slides 4
  Tutorial
Slides
II. 
Expenditure side
 
  II.1. Pure public goods
Slides 5
  II.2. Impure public goods
Slides 6
  II.3. Public provision of private goods
Slides 7
   Tutorial Slides

Literature

  • Atkinson, A. and J. Stiglitz (1980), Lectures on Public Economics, McGraw-Hill Singapore.
  • Myles, G. (1995), Public Economics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Further references will be announced in class.


Level

  • Master 
          
Elective within the study programmes of Economics (M.Sc., M.Ec.)

Elective within the study programmes of Business and Economic Education (M.Sc.)

Language

  • The course language is English.

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