Public Economics

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
3
ECTS
20
Overall hours
16
Places available
Language
English
The course is designed for second-year doctoral students, and is aimed at providing ideas for research. It will cover a selection of topics in Public Economics, blending theory and empirics, with a focus on general concepts more than on detailed models. Examples of such concepts include: wellbeing and social welfare functions; shadow prices and planning; externalities; public goods; institutions.The main objective is to develop an understanding of what government actually does and what it should do to improve well-being, with some examples on how to ask a research question and try to answer it by empirical approaches.
Knowledge of Intermediate Public Finance and Macroeconomic Theory.
For second year students - Not mandatory
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
Professor(s)