Public Economics and Public Finances

Course Code :1304TEWECB
Study domain:Economic Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:The student must have obtained a credit for the following course:

- 'Inleiding tot de algemene economie' of 'Economie'
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Jacques Vanneste

3. Course contents *

This course offers both theoretical foundations and the evaluation of government intervention in the economy. Theory will be illustrated with numerous examples from Europe and the USA..

The following topics will  be dealt with:

- Public goods
- Political economy
- Cost-benefit-analysis
- The federal budget in Belgium
- Income redistribution
- Taxation
- Deficit-financing
- Multilevel government public finance