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28 September 2006. EC426 and EC513 Public Economics 2006/7 http://darp.lse.ac.uk/EC513.htm. Introduction. Overview. Teaching for MSc and MRes Public Economics Organised in 3 modules: Core Public Economics for Graduate Students Issues in Public Economics for Graduate Students

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Ec426 and ec513 public economics 2006 7 http darp lse ac uk ec513 htm

28 September 2006

EC426 and EC513Public Economics 2006/7http://darp.lse.ac.uk/EC513.htm

Introduction


Overview

Overview

  • Teaching for MSc and MRes Public Economics

  • Organised in 3 modules:

    • Core Public Economics for Graduate Students

    • Issues in Public Economics for Graduate Students

    • Public Economics for PhD Students

  • Exams

    • MSc students examined on modules 1 and 2

    • MRes students examined on 2 and 3

    • hree-hour written examination in the Summer Term

    • 2005, 2006 papers can be taken as a general guide

    • MSc students also do an extended essay


Module 1 core public economics for graduate students

Module 1: Core Public Economics for Graduate Students

  • For MSc students only

    • MRes students are assumed to be familiar with the material

    • Covers the basic principles

    • Introduces the themes in modules 2 and 3

  • Teaching Arrangements

    • 10 weekly two-hour lectures in MT given by Frank Cowell and Jonathan Leape.

    • Lectures supplemented by one-hour classes


Module 1 components

Module 1: Components

  • The Scope of Public Economics

  • Welfare analysis of redistribution

  • Equity, social welfare and taxation

  • Policy design: social insurance

  • Optimal income taxation

  • Optimal commodity taxation

  • Taxation and individuals: Work decisions

  • Taxation and companies

  • Behavioural public economics

  • Providing public goods


Module 2 issues in public economics for graduate students

Module 2: Issues in Public Economics for Graduate Students

  • Common to both MSc and MRes students

    • All of the items in module 2…

    • … have a clear link with the broad themes in module 1

  • Teaching Arrangements

    • 10 weekly two-hour lectures in MT given by Frank Cowell and Jonathan Leape

    • Lectures are supplemented by one-hour classes


Module 2 components

Module 2: Components

  • Wealth taxation

  • Taxation and long-run inequality

  • Poverty, inequality and redistribution

  • Tax reform

  • Compliance problems

  • Administration and corruption

  • Fiscal governance

  • International issues in taxation

  • Regulation

  • Environmental taxation


Module 3 public economics for phd students

Module 3: Public Economics for PhD Students

  • Exclusive to MRes students.

    • Builds on the structure of modules 1 and 2

    • Designed to introduce PhD students to some principal themes emerging in current research

  • Teaching

    • Five two-hour lectures

    • Frank Cowell and…

    • Erik Schokkaert (visiting from KU Leuven)

  • Topics

    • Theories of justice and fairness; “complaints” and deprivation.

    • Claims and liabilities approach to division problems.

    • Social choice and responsibility

    • Compensation and “responsibility-sensitive” egalitarianism.

    • Developments in optimal income taxation


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