UCL Department of Economics


ECON0061 - Public Microeconomics

Public Microeconomics

This module information video is presented by Ian Preston

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To provide students with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of research in selected topics in public microeconomics.

Course outline:   

  • Household welfare measurement: costs of children, within household decision making.  Social welfare measurement: inequality and poverty.
  • Issues in optimum tax design. Commodity taxation and consumer demand. Income taxation and labour supply.
  • Public economics grounds for intervention: public goods and other market failures.
Taught by:Ian Preston
Assessment:2 hours of lectures per week and 4 problem classes with written assignments. The course will be examined by a 2-hour unseen written exam in Term 3.
Suitable for:Graduate students.
Moodle page:ECON0061