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SØK2011 - Public Economics and Economic Policy

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course addresses economic perspectives on political decision making and the public sector's role in the economy.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
You learn
- How collective decisions on expenses and taxes are made
- About efficiency and distribution consequences of various taxes
- How collective decisions about efficiency and distribution are made
- About the connection between voters' preferences and public policy

Skills:
You should be able to
- Understand and describe the preferences of actors participating in collective processes
- Use analytical and graphical models to analyze the outcome of political decisions
- Use analytical and graphical models to analyze the efficiency and distribution of consequences of taxes
- Make a critical assessment of claims about taxes, fees, public spending, efficiency and distribution presented in public debate

General competence:
You should be able to
- follow economic reasoning related to the course in the public debate and professional reports

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lectures every week and 2 hours of practical assignments every other week.
Compulsory activity: Approved term paper(s)/ exercise(s). Specific requirements will be announced at the beginning of the term. Term papers can be written as a joint project by up to four students.

Compulsory assignments

  • Term papers and/or exercises.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

None

Course materials

Announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SØK2103 3.7 01.09.2018
SØK2008 3.7 01.09.2018
More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Science
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Economics

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-11-26

Submission 2020-11-26

Release 15:00

Submission 19:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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