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Public Finance

When should the government intervene in the economy? Under what circumstances is public ownership better than private ownership?

This course on public finance starts with a discussion of the role of the public sector. We then focus on market imperfections such as externalities and public goods. We also study related political economics aspects. The course finally deals with taxation and tax evasion.

This course replaces Public Finance with course code EC2106.

  • Course structure

    This is a 7.5 credit course. One week of full-time studies equals 1.5 credits.

    Course material will be available through the learning platform Athena during the course.


    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures. The language of instruction is English.


    The course is examined on the basis of a written examination. Students may be awarded examination credits during the course through voluntary partial examination during the course.


    Examiner and Course director:

    David Seim

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Kursadministratör nationalekonomi II/III
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