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Course Code: 
ECON 311
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Coordinator: 
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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, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Experiment, C: Homework, Q: Quiz

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Defines public economics and its ideology 2,4,5,7 1, 2, 3 A, C
Using pozitive and normative analysis for problem solving . 3,4,5,6 1, 2, 3 A, C
Studies the factors that causes markets to fail. 2,5,6,7 1, 2, 3 A, C
Compares public and private provision of goods and services. 5,6,7 1, 2, 3 A, C
Investigates the daily use of cost benefit analysis. 2,6,7 1, 2, 3 A, C
Analyses the public and private provision of goods and services in different sectors 2,6,7 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 Chapter 3
5 1st  MID-TERM EXAMINATION  
6 Public Goods Chapter 4
7 Externalities Chapter 5
8 Externalities Chapter 5
9 Education Chapter 6
10 2nd MID-TERM EXAMINATION  
11 Cost Benefit Analysis Chapter 7
12 Cost Benefit Analysis Chapter 7
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 Lecture Notes

Material Sharing

Documents Lecture notes and Chapter slides
Assignments End of Chapter problems and Homework Assignments
Exams  

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 75
Quizzes (attendance, presentation, etc.) 3 15
Assignments 3 10
  Total 100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   40
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   60
  Total 100
Course Category  

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
    1 2 3 4 5
1 Students can keep themselves informed and analyze the current economic development in Turkey and in the world from an international political economy perspective paying a particular attention to the interaction of the Turkish economy with the global economy.   X      
2 Being aware of the development and accumulation of economic thought, students can master qualitative and quantitative knowledge and methods to test various economic theories that can be applied to the analysis of the current economic problems.       X  
3 Students can use statistical and econometric analyses by learning how to use information technologies that have validity and widespread use in the field of economics.   X      
4 By learning how to learn in the field of economics, students can research and work individually or as a team using the Turkish and English academic resources.       X  
5 Being aware of the ethical values, students know the individual, social and ecological dimensions of the concept of social responsibility and can prove that they understand the active citizenship duty that falls upon them within this framework.         X
6 Students can clearly express, present and share their knowledge, the outcomes of their studies, their ideas and comments to people in their field or other disciplines/units using the necessary data, in national and international academic and professional environments, in Turkish or English.     X    
7 Students can show that understanding the universality of social rights and the concepts of social justice, which form the basis of the modern societies, and the importance of scientific perspective, which is necessary to the social development and global competitiveness.         X

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities   Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Workload (Hour)
Course Duration (Including the Exam Week: 15 x total course hours)   15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)   15 5 75
Mid-terms   1 4 4
Quizzes (attendance, presentation, etc.)   3 0,5 1,5
Assignments   3 3 9
Final Examination   1 3 3
Total Work Load       137,5
Total Work Load / 25 (s)       5,5
ECTS Credit of the Course       6