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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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