KTTP3110 Introduction to Public Economics (5 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Description of the public sector and its function, basics of the welfare economics, microeconomics of the public sector, aims and the influence of the public sector, determination and the structure of public expenditure, basics of taxation, positive and normative theory of taxation

Completion methods

Book exam: Academic year

Assessment details

Accepted completion of the designated assignments. The assessment criteria of the course is specified in the study program annually.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
analyse topics in welfare economics
evaluate functioning, orientation and influence of the public sector
explain factors behind the determination of public expenditure and revenues
evaluate tax incidence and the effects of taxation

Description of prerequisites

KTTP2110 Basics of Economics or equivalent

Study materials

Muu kurssilla mahdollisesti ilmoitettava materiaali. Kurssikirjallisuus vahvistetaan vuosittain opinto-ohjelmassa.


Completion methods

Method 1

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Method 2

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Parts of the completion methods
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