Course Code & Number:
Fiscal policy and Public Finance
(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits
Examining the role of public sector in the economy. The concept of public economics. Reasons for government intervention in the economy. Response of private agents to government actions. Design of tax systems.
Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:
1. Gruber. J., Public Finance and Public Policy. 2nd Edition, Worth Publishers, New York, 2007.
1. Rosen. H. and T. Gayer, Public Finance. 9th Edition, Irwin, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2009.
The aim of this course is to introduce students the study of public finance. The course will provide students the empirical and theoretical tools of public finance.
Why Study Public Finance? Theoretical Tools of Public Finance. Empirical Tools of Public Finance. Budget Analysis and Deficit Financing. Externalities: Problems and Solutions. Government Expenditures. Education, Health, Social Security System and Unemployment Benefits. Tax System.
Students will use MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint) to work on their weekly assignments about 4 hours a week.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Explain the theoretical tools of public finance.
2. Define principal concepts, relationships and aspects of public finance and their links to the public sector economics.
3. Analyze budget deficit and its components with Turkish data.
4. Compare and contrast the tax system in Turkey with the examples from the world.
5. List the reasons for government intervention in the economy.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods:
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Simulation & Games
Assessment Methods and Criteria:
Test / Exam
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