ECON335-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Public Economics 1

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

ECON 335 will teach you how to employ microeconomic theory to understand, analyse, and evaluate government interventions.

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Pre-requisites

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May

Course Coordinator

Andrea Menclova

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 20%
Final exam 40%
Test 40% Midterm test

Indicative Fees

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.

All ECON335 Occurrences

  • ECON335-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021