University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ECON 7032 - Public Economics PG

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to MFin&BusEc, GCertAppEc, GCertIntEc, GDipAppEc, GDipIntEc, MAppEc students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: ECON 7011 or ECON 7241 or equivalent
Incompatible: ECON 3508
Assessment: Typically a mid-Semester test & final exam

This course investigates the role of the public sector in the economic arena. We will attempt to explain why government intervention is needed, how it influences the behaviour of the private sector and what the welfare effects of such influences are. We will also survey political economy, which regards actions of the public sector as determined by political processes. Topics covered may include welfare economics, market failures, innovation policy, and political economy. Students are expected to be familiar with one variable calculus and optimization techniques at the level of Managerial Economics IID or equivalent.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20394 TU01 10 1 3 Aug - 14 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Schulz, 215, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Schulz, 215, Teaching Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
28827 TU02 0 FULL 3 Aug - 14 Sep Tuesday 5pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
5 Oct - 26 Oct Tuesday 5pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for offshore students only. Please contact the Professions support hub if you need to enrol Details available on MyUni once enrolled.
Automatic Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28944 LEC0 10 FULL This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.