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Advanced Pulic 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 208
Start: 7 April 2014

Exam

There will be a 60-minute written exam.

Exam date: 08.08.14 (10-12 h, HS 2)

MC Questions - Template

For past exams, see >here<.


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
I.
Revenue side

  I.1.  Optimal indirect taxation
Slides (slides 17-21 new)
  I.2.  Optimal direct taxation
Slides
  I.3.  Tax evasion
Slides
  Tutorial
Slides
II. 
Expenditure side

  II.1. Pure public goods
Slides
  II.2. Impure public goods
Slides (slide 19 changed)
  II.3. Public provision of private goods
Slides
  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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Math Primer

Literature for Chapter I.2:

Literature for Chapter I.3: