• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Maria Racionero Llorente
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course uses the basic tools of microeconomics to analyse the role of government and the rationale for and design of taxation and  expenditure policy. The topics to be covered include a review of basic microeconomics, welfare economics, cost-benefit analysis,  public goods,  externalities,  public choice, public expenditure programs (including education, health, pensions and welfare payments),  and taxation (including efficiency and equity issues, tax incidence, Australian tax policy, and fiscal federalism). By the end of the course students should have an appreciation of the principal forms of market failure that provide a justification for government intervention, be familiar with the main policy instruments used to mitigate market failures and the principles that guide their optimal use, but also understand the limitations of government intervention - for instance, understand how the presence of information problems both explains the forms that policy intervention take and imposes limits on what can be achieved by it. The course also covers topics on public choice and provides an alternative, more critical, view of government. The public choice perspective places more emphasis on modelling the political process and argues that this, like the market mechanism, has readily identifiable sources of failure.
 

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Economics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4587 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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