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Master 2022/2023

Public Economics

Type: Elective course (Media Management)
Area of studies: Media Communications
Delivered by: Institute of Media
When: 2 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Online hours: 24
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Instructors: Tatiana Magera
Master’s programme: Media Management
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course offers an introduction into the public economics theory. It does not aspire to cover theories of taxation, public expenditures, regulation etc. at length and in-depth. Rather, our ambition is to give a bird's-eye view of central themes of public economics and related disciplines, and teach concepts, logic, and ideas, rather than methods of analysis, which would require an entirely different course format. Our choice of topics covered by the course reflects a trade-off between salience and centrality, on the one hand, and suitability for a brief online introductory course, on the other. The course content is neither comprehensive (which would be a "mission impossible" for virtually any public economics course), nor representative of other such courses. With these limitations and caveats in mind, we encourage our students to continue their public economics studies in a more regular fashion, and see our role inter alia in motivating interest in such continued education.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Our ambition is to give a bird's-eye view of central themes of public economics and related disciplines, and teach concepts, logic, and ideas, rather than methods of analysis, which would require an entirely different course format.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to Discuss main concepts, logic, and ideas of public economics
  • Able to Understand central themes of public economics
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Government in a Market Economy
  • Design of Government: A Tax Theory Primer
  • Scope of Government
  • Politics of Public Economics
  • Working of the Government
  • Government and Society
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Intermediate test
  • non-blocking Final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.5 * Final exam + 0.5 * Intermediate test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Economics of the public sector, Connolly, S., 1999
  • Теория игр : учебник и практикум для академического бакалавриата, Шагин, В. Л., 2014

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • An introduction to game theory, Osborne, M. J., 2009
  • Intermediate public economics, Hindriks, J., 2013
  • Иной путь : экон. ответ терроризму, Де Сото, Э., 2008