PUBLIC ECONOMICS - 2022/3
Module code: ECO3046
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Traditional theories of public economics justify government interventions in the economy on the grounds of market failure, equity and/or political considerations, each of which can be examined empirically and/or mathematically. Such interventions can loosely be divided to cover three issues: revenue raising, expenditure and project evaluation. This module covers aspects of each of these issues using a mixture of theory and policy discussion.
FOUREAUX KOPPENSTEINER Martin (Economics)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: L190
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 11
Independent Learning Hours: 88
Tutorial Hours: 7
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 33
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Topics in government revenue
Topics in government expenditure
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) TEST WITHIN 24HR WINDOW (TIMED)||20|
Thus the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- One class test (20%) around week 9. This will provide students with an assessment of their understanding of the basic concepts.
- Final exam of two hours (80%) in weeks 13-15, which includes discussion and technical questions.
- Guide students in using microeconomic theory to interpret and evaluate Government policy.
|001||Understand elements of government policy towards public expenditure||KC|
|002||Appreciation of the principles and practice of cost benefit analysis||KCP|
|003||Understand optimal taxation theory||KC|
|004||Discuss Public Economics in writing and using maths and diagrammatic analysis||KC|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Several question sheets
Office hours and SurreyLearn Discussion Forum
Please note that the module will expect you to undertake suitable amounts of private study to supplement lectures and achieve learning outcomes.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Business Economics BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Economics BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics and Economics BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.