UCL Department of Economics


ECONG011 - Public Microeconomics


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.


Public Microeconomics

This module information video is presented by Ian Preston

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 written exam in Term 3.
Suitable for:
Graduate students.
Prerequisites: ECONG021 or ECONGP21 or the equivalent with Economics Department Approval
Moodle page: ECONG011