The objective of this course is to study the role of state in the economy. It is designed to provide students with a broad overview of issues investigated in public economics.
We will review the rational foundations of public intervention and explore some of the tools used by government to act : taxes and transfers, the provision of public goods, or the design of welfare schemes.
Course overview :
1 – Introduction and foundations of public intervention
2 – Social choice
3 – Public goods
4 – Externalities