Public Economics

Public Economics

Year: 2018-2019
Course code: ECON4045
Course credits: 15
Taught: Semester 1 
Course co-ordinator: Dr Konstantinos Angelopoulos  
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Economics.
Available to visiting students: Yes
Contact for more information: Gillian Weir

Course description

This course seeks to provide a foundation of public economics, by exploring the origins and consequences of public sector involvement in the economy.

Learning and teaching methods

20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hours), Wednesday 11:00-13:00, and 5 x 1-hour seminars.

Course texts

Hindriks, J. and Myles, G. D. (2013). Intermediate Public Economics (2nd ed), The MIT Press.


An essay (30%)
A 2-hour degree exam (April/May) (70%)