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62652-01 - Lecture: Economics of Public Policy 3 CP

Semester fall semester 2022
Course frequency Every fall sem.
Lecturers Beat Hintermann (b.hintermann@unibas.ch)
Alois Stutzer (alois.stutzer@unibas.ch, Assessor)
Content This introductory course provides the fundamentals for other core and field courses in the Master of Economics and Public Policy. It sets the stage for students to understand the role of public policy in a market economy. The course includes and combines elements from normative public economics and the institutional approach to political economy.

The questions discussed include: When and how should and do governments intervene, and how can we test whether an intervention was successful using empirical evidence? How can we prevent that a market failure is replaced by a government failure, and vice versa? What institutions can help us reach an outcome that is both efficient and socially acceptable? What is the role of, and the need for, redistribution? The course provides a theoretical foundation for the economics of public policy and discusses applications from different fields. It is taught by Profs. Hintermann and Stutzer and also includes guest lectures from other faculty members and practitioners.
Learning objectives Students become acquainted with thinking about public policy from an economics point of view. They become familiar with different theoretical frameworks to define and shape public involvement in a market economy and, more generally, in society. They understand the concepts of market and government failures and the type interventions that can eliminate them. They learn why public programs need to be evaluated regularly, what principles should guide empirical work and how the results can be interpreted.
Bibliography The reading list will be provided in the course.
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Admission requirements This course is open for students of the consecutive "Master of Science in Business and Economics".
Course application Registration: Please enrol in the Online Services before the course starts. EUCOR-Students and students of other Swiss Universities have to enrol at the students administration office (studseksupport1@unibas.ch) within the official enrolment period. In order to get access to ADAM in time, it is best to enrol before the course starts though.
Enrolment = Registration for the exam!
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used
Course auditors welcome

 

Interval weekly
Date 22.09.2022 – 08.12.2022
Time Thursday, 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Date Time Room
Thursday 22.09.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 29.09.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 06.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 13.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 20.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 27.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 03.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 10.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 17.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 24.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 01.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Thursday 08.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Modules Module: Core Courses in Public Policy (Master's Studies: Economics and Public Policy)
Specialization Module: Markets and Public Policy (Master's Studies: Business and Economics (Start of studies before 01.08.2021))
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Staatlichkeit, Entwicklung und Globalisierung (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
Assessment format main lecture exam
Assessment details The performance evaluation will be based on a written exam.

written exam: 03.01.23; 10:15-11:30.
For this exam you will still receive additional information by email. You would have to be on site at least 30 minutes before the exam starts.
The addresses of the examination rooms can be found here: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/studium/pruefungen/vorlesungs-und-pruefungsraeume/
The exam is scheduled in presence. If entrance checks are necessary for the exam due to corona protection measures, the start of the exam may still be delayed by up to 30 minutes.
In case COVID-19 protective measures prevent examination on site, the faculty reserves the right to conduct the examination electronically during the same time slot.

The repeat exam will be held on 03.02.23; 10:15-11:30.
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Assessment registration/deregistration Reg./dereg.: course registr./cancel registr. via MOnA
Repeat examination one repetition, best attempt counts
Scale 1-6 0,1
Repeated registration one repetition
Responsible faculty Faculty of Business and Economics , studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Offered by Faculty of Business and Economics

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