Public Finance

Course Code: 
ECON 311
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The objective of this course is to develop students` ability in analyzing and formulating public economic problems and policies.
Course Content: 

This course focuses on the application of economic theory to the analysis of the issues pertaining to public expenditures and taxation.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

  1. Defines public economics and its ideology.

 

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Using pozitive and normative analysis for problem solving .

 

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Studies the factors that causes markets to fail.

 

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Compares public and private provision of goods and services.

 

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Investigates the daily use of cost benefit analysis.

 

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Analyses the public and private provision of goods and services in different sektors.

 

1,2,3

A,C

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Public Finance and Ideology

Chapter 1

2

Tools of Positive Analysis

Chapter 2

3

Tools of Normative Analysis

Chapter 3

4

Tools of Normative Analysis cont’d

 

5

1st  MID-TERM EXAMINATION

 

6

Public Goods

Chapter 4

7

Externalities

Chapter 5

8

Externalities cont’d

 

9

Education

Chapter 6

10

2nd MID-TERM EXAMINATION

 

11

Cost Benefit Analysis

Chapter 7

12

Cost Benefit Analysis cont’d

 

13

The Health Care Market

Chapter 8

14

Review

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Public Finance by Harvey S. Rosen and Ted Gayer, McGraw-Hill, 9th ed

Additional Resources

 

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Lecture notes and Chapter slides

Assignments

End of Chapter problems and Homework Assignments

Exams

Quiz questions

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

2

75

Quizzes

5

10

Assignment

5

15

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

When students have completed the Public Administration Undergraduate Program, they will be able to;

 

 

 

 

 

1

understand and have universal principles of public administration as well as gain knowledge of the structure and process of Turkish Public Administration,

 

 

 

 

x

2

gain knowledge of superiority of law and believe in universal principles of law and also know Turkish legal System,

 

 

 

 

 

3

behave environmentally sensitive and responsible and develop public policies on this issue,

 

 

 

 

x

4

understand the importance of Atatürk thought  within the guidance of science

 

 

 

 

x

5

be executive and administrative candidates who know well Turkish socio-politic history and structure,

 

 

 

x

 

6

integrate technological developments and implement technology in an efficient and effective manner in both public and private sectors,

 

 

 

 

 

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

 

 

 

 

 

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

 

 

 

 

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

 

 

 

 

 

10

appraise global and regional developments,

 

 

 

 

 

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

 

 

 

 

 

12

prepare their career also in private sector - apart from government executives,  as such the flexibility of the program and on the facilities of double major and minor,

 

 

 

 

x

13

compare and select the professional opportunities in the field related to the international relations and administrative law.  

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

5

80

Mid-terms

2

3

6

Homework

5

2

10

Final examination

1

3

3

Total Work Load

 

 

147

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5.88

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6