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Economic theories for the role of government in a market economy and the role of economics in the formulation and evaluation of public policy.
The purpose of this course is to study economic theories for the role of government in a market economy and the role of economics in the formulation and evaluation of public policy. The topics covered include responses to market failure due to the existence of externalities, a comparison of private and public goods, an analysis of tax incidence and dead weight loss, and methods for evaluating the alternative policies available. It is hoped that ECON335 will teach you how to employ microeconomic theory to understand, analyse, and evaluate government interventions.
ECON 335 will teach you how to employ microeconomic theory to understand, analyse, and evaluate government interventions.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
ECON207 RP: ECON208
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $831.00
International fee $3,875.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Department of Economics and Finance.