Knowledge and understanding: The aim of this workshop is to enable students to actively learn and discuss in a seminar environment some selected major issues of modern public economic analysis and policy.
Applying knowledge and understanding: By the end of the workshop, students will be equipped with analytical tools and knowledge for improving their understanding of real-world public economic policies.
Making judgements: By the end of the workshop, students should know how to use economic analysis to make informed judgements about public economic policies.
Communication skills. Seminar presentations will enable students both to test their understanding and ability to communicate knowledge of the relevant topics, and to discuss in an academic environment real-world public economic issues. Essay writing will enable students to test their ability to communicate the theories and ideas presented in seminars and their policy implications. Students are not expected to develop original results, but to analyse and provide a balanced view of the possible policy options and recommendations.
Learning skills. Lectures, seminar presentations and essay writing will enable students to better their critical thinking on public economics, to help developing creative thinking on real-world public economic policies, to communicate knowledge to others, to collaborate in teams.