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(MA) Advanced Public Sector Economics I: Public Policy in Open Economies (The New Systems Competition) WS 2014/15

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Information

  Instructor
Time 
Place
(C.-Zeiß-Str. 3)
Additional Information
Lecture
Prof. Dr. Silke
Übelmesser
Mo, 14.15-15.45

Thu, 10.15-11.45
(every second week)
HS 9


HS 8

We will have a Q&A session on Thursday, March 5, 2-4pm, in SR 207. Please send your questions to severin.weingarten@uni-jena.de.

Tutorial
Severin Weingarten
Thu, 10.15-11.45
(every second week)
HS 8



Add. Group
Meeting
Severin Weingarten
t. b. a. 
t. b. a. 
 

For a detailed schedule, see here (to follow).

Exam

There will be a 60-minute written exam on March 11, 2015, 10.00 am, in HS 2. (Past exams are available >here<)


Content 

While the old systems competition took place with closed borders, globalization has brought about a new type of systems competition that is driven by the mobility of factors of production. The course examines how this new systems competition could lead to the erosion of the European welfare state, induce a race to the bottom in the sense that capital will not even pay for the infrastructure it uses and erode national regulatory systems, among other topics. In general, the new systems competition will suffer from the same type of market failure which induced the respective government activity in the first place.

Structure

1.
Introduction: Competition among States
2.
Taxes and Public Infrastructure Goods
3.
The Erosion of the Welfare State
5.
Ecological Competition
6.
The Competition of Product Standards
7.
Limited Liability, Risk Taking and the Competition of Bank Regulators
8.
The Competition of Competition Rules 

(Numbering of chapters according to book chapters)

Literature


Level 

  • Master
           
Compulsory within the study programmes of Economics (M.Sc., M.Ec.) in the subject majors "Public Sector Economics" and "World Economy";

Elective within the study programms of Business Administration (M.Sc.), Business and Economic Education (M.Sc.)
  • Diploma

Language

  • This course is taught in English.

Downloads 

Slides:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2 (new 17/11/2014 - additions to slides 15, 16 and 60)

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8 (new 19/01/2015 - updated schedule added as slide 2)


Tutorial:

Please refer to our math primer if you want to freshen up your math skills. We will go through it in the first and second session of the tutorial.

Downloads related to the tutorial are provided at http://sweingarten.de/sysc.