course for students enrolled september 1, 2015 and after.**
|Uddannelse||International Public Administration and Politics|
|Kursustype||Kandidat 1. modul|
Sign up for the course via STADS-self-service between 1st and 15th May 2016
ONLY for students enrolled 1st September 2016: Please register via STADS-self-service between 1st and 31st August 2016.
Knowledge • Knowledge on the highest international level about theoretical key concepts in public economics (public goods, economic efficiency, equality, distribution of income and wellbeing) • Research based knowledge about how activities that cross conventional border in public administration and policy, including Europeanization and globalization, influence these key concepts • Knowledge about the interaction between national and transnational regulation mechanisms, in particular EU, that influence the key concepts in public economics
Skills • Analyze and reflect on the development in public economics key concepts • Assess different regulation mechanisms effect on public economics on different levels • Choose and pursue a relevant analytical angle on a real policy problem within public economics
Competences • Responsibility for own academic development • Be able to assess a problem within international public economics and to formulate relevant theoretical and empirical considerations about the substance of the problem, i.e. how to analyze the problem and how to design relevant policy measures to address the problem.
Public economics is the study of the government policy through the lens of economic efficiency and equity. Micro-economic and macro-economic theory is used to assess whether the private market is likely to provide efficient outcomes in the absence of governmental interventions. International Public Economics (IPE) explores the causes and consequences of differences among governments’ alternative approaches to fundamental public policy issues as well as the impact of the European Union (EU) and globalization on national government policies and on European level policies. The international dimension is reflected also in the course structure with cross-national, European and global perspectives on public economics. Therefore, the course is built around three blocks reflecting important areas in public economics in an international perspective: I. Cross-national Analysis of Public Policies: efficiency and equity; distributional effects; market failure, government failure, and family failures II. European Public Economics: Consequences of European integration on public finances nationally and at the European level III. Global Perspectives: Trade, currency and the environment In broad terms there is in addition an underlying broad thematic division where the first block looks at public policies that affects social aspects of inequality and inclusion, the second block the at (macro) economic aspects of growth, and the third block contextual aspects, especially issues of the environment. Hence, the course reflects on strategies like the EU2020 strategy on smart, inclusive and green growth that sets the national reform programs in EU 28 thereby increasing the relevance of the course. There are 15 sessions of each four hours. Two hours are lectures and two hours are various forms of exercises. Requested readings are expected read in advance just as there may be other assignments in between sessions. In addition to sessions there is a one-day workshop with the other two semester courses. Guest lecturers may be used on special topics.
Text book: Blanchard, Olivier, Francesco Giavazzi and Alessia Amighini (2013) Macroeconomics: A European Perspective. Pearson. Various articles and policy documents, look at Moodle.
Students of International Public Administration and Politics
Oral examination on the basis of a synopsis.
You must upload the synopsis via https://eksamen.ruc.dk before 20th December at 12.00 (Noon).
Oral examination on the basis of the synopsis: 19th and 20th January 2017.
|Undervisningsansvarlig|| Jon Kvist (firstname.lastname@example.org )
|Kursussekretær|| Pernille Kaplan (email@example.com )
Thure Heltov (firstname.lastname@example.org )
|Underviser|| Jesper Jespersen (email@example.com )
Bent Greve (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Laura Horn (email@example.com )
Jon Kvist (firstname.lastname@example.org )