Public Economics (Field 4)

EE340 Introductory Public Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

(Credits will not be awarded to students who are taking or have completed any 400-level courses in this field.)

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of public finance, including the principles of the public sector and welfare economics. It provides an overview of the role of government and shows the interaction between the public sector, fiscal institutions and the private economy. Empirical case studies illustrating public policy-making in practice will also be covered.