Advanced Public Finance National Taiwan University
Public finance is the field of economics concerned with government expenditure and revenue. It examines both why and how governments should or should not intervene in markets. "How should the government tax people?", "Who bears the burden of a tax?", or "How can government spending alleviate poverty?" are exemplary questions public finance tries to answer in a rigorous way. The course provides students with a formal framework in which such questions can be addressed. Topics include: public goods and externalities, optimal taxation, tax incidence, health insurance, and social security. http://www.trembling-hand.com/courses/
The course enables students to understand and form opinions about questions of public finance in a systematic manner. At the end of the course, students will know the tools and models to analyze the role of the government in economics.
Students should have completed Microeconomics II before enrolling in this class.
Online Course Requirement
*Registration eligibility: juniors and above, and graduate students.
(College of Social Sciences) Department of Economics,
(College of Social Sciences) Graduate Institute of Economics
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://www.econ.ntu.edu.tw/db/new2011/index.asp?l=english