To provide students with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of research in selected topics in public microeconomics.
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.
This module information video is presented 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 written exam in Term 3.|
ECONG021 or ECONGP21 or the equivalent with Economics Department Approval