- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Specialisation code PUFN-SPEC
- Academic career Postgraduate
- Academic Contact Prof Miranda Stewart
Demonstrate a working knowledge of core principles of public finance, fiscal instruments and institutions, and the budget process.
Engage critically in theoretical and practical literature on tax and expenditure policy.
Analyse and understand the gap and interaction between theory and practice for taxes, spending and the budget.
Reflect critically on the role of taxes and expenditures in market and private decision making and other areas of public policy.
Demonstrate the ability to engage actively in reform debates about taxes and expenditures, management of the budget in times of austerity and the use of fiscal policy in the economy.
This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
POGO8048 Public Finance
POGO8057 Managing Government Finances
12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
IDEC8025 Empirical Public Finance
IDEC8088 Cost-Benefit Analysis: Principles and Practice
POGO8004 Poverty Reduction
POGO8021 Public Sector Ethics
POGO8025 Social Policy Analysis
POGO8044 Global Social Policy
POGO8080 Organisational Finance and Budgeting
This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of Public Policy.Back to the top