Public Economics

lecon2607  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Public Economics
5.00 crédits
30.0 h
Q2
Enseignants
Langue
d'enseignement
Anglais
Thèmes abordés
Part 1 Political economy and public sector 1. Voting 2. Rent seeking and lobbying Part 2 Equity and Redistribution 3. Inequality and poverty Part 3 Taxation 4. Commodity taxation 5. Income taxation Part 4 Multiple jurisdictions 6. Fiscal federalism 7. tax competition Part 5 Issue of time 8. Intertemporal efficiency 9. Social security and pension crisis
Acquis
d'apprentissage

A la fin de cette unité d’enseignement, l’étudiant est capable de :

1 This course is essentially an evaluation of the role of the public sector in a market economy. The course will use the most recent economic analysis to (re)consider the efficiency and distributive ef-fects of government intervention. The optimal design of government intervention both in terms of public expenditures and tax collection is also studied. The main objective of the course is to strike a balance between political and market failures in determining the form and the extent of government intervention. Students taking this course will acquire: 1 An understanding of the design of public spending and tax collection; 2 An understanding of the tradeoff between equity and efficiency 3 The skill to apply economic analysis to the public sector
 
Bibliographie
Public economics:
Hindriks and Myles " Intermediate Public Economics " MIT Press 2006
Hashimzade, Hindriks, and  Myles "Solutions manual to Accompany Intermediate Public Economics" MIT press 2006. 
Political economy:
Bueno de Mesquita, Political Economy for Public Policy, Princeton University Press 2016
Dowling, Patashnik, and Gerber, Unhealthy Politics, Princeton University Press 2017
General interest:
Banerjee and Duflo, “Good Economics for Hard Times” Public affairs, November 2019.
Faculté ou entité
en charge


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Intitulé du programme
Sigle
Crédits
Prérequis
Acquis
d'apprentissage
Master [60] en sciences économiques, orientation générale

Master [120] en sciences économiques, orientation économétrie

Master [120] en sciences économiques, orientation générale

Master [120] en sciences agronomiques et industries du vivant