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Public Sector Economics: Microeconomic Applications - ECO00036M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: PS681
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2020-21
B Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

To give students the necessary theoretical background to (i) follow the theoretical debate in the most relevant journals in the public economics area; and to (ii) understand the theoretical principles underlying the provision of public goods, and the state provision of private goods, such as environmental quality, health, and education; and social insurance.

Module learning outcomes

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Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Public Sector Economics
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Public Sector Economics
2 hours 100

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Indicative reading

Mueller, D.C., 2003, Public Choice III, Cambridge University Press.

Myles, G.D., 1995, Public Economics, Cambridge University Press.

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