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Economic Policy & Public Choice

Lecture with Tutorial in WS 2011/2012

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Neumärker

 

Lecture

Time:Thursday 10:15 - 11:45
Place:HS 2121

Main Tutorials (Mandatory)

 
Stephan Wolf, Cvetelina Todorova

Time:Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00
Place:HS 2121

 

Sub-Tutorials (Additional)

Martha Kontodaimon

NBS:  Mondays, 10:15-11:45, HS 1036

General: Mondays, 16:15-17:45, HS 3117

Start

Lecture: First Week of Semester
Tutorial: Second Week of Semester
Sub-Tutorials: Third Week of Semester

Target Group

Integrated Master Program First-year Course (Lecture and Tutorial)

Hauptstudium, Anerkennung unter "Wirtschaftspolitik: Ordnungspolitik", "Ordnungs- und Wettbewerbspolitik", "Sozialpolitik"

Credits

6 Credit Points.

Support

Stephan Wolf, Room 2436
Tel.: 203-2318
e-mail: stephan.wolf@vwl.uni-freiburg.de
Office hours: on appointment

Current Information

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Downloads for Lecture

 

Downloads for Tutorial

Downloads for Sub-Tutorial

Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Economic problems of economic policy
    1. Economic man and collective action
    2. Allocation and exchange
    3. Distribution and conflict
    4. Liberty and welfare
    5. Implementation and reform
    6. Stability and sustainability
  3. The public choice of economic policy
    1. Rational and behavioral public choice
    2. Positive and normative public choice
  4. Institutions and hierarchies of public choice
    1. Authoritarian policy formation
      1.1 Leviathan governments
      1.2 Autocratic regimes
    2. Democratic organization and voting rules
      2.1 Rational voting and basic voting systems
      2.2 Direct and representative democracy
      2.3 Legislature
      2.4 Bureaucracy
      2.5 Interest groups, rent-seeking and lobbying
    3. Spatial hierarchy
      3.1 Federalism
      3.2 Supranational policy choice
  5. Liberal concepts of economic policy formation
    1. Ordoliberal design
    2. Liberal paternalism
    3. Constitutional political economy
  6. Application to special policy issues
    1. Redistribution in democracy
    2. Organizing the just welfare state
    3. Market regulation and privatization
    4. Constitutional budget constraints and their effects on economic policy

 
References:

Introductory Textbooks:
  • Hillman, A.L.: Public Finance and Public Policy, 2nd Ed., Cambridge 2009.
  • Mueller, D.C.: Public Choice III, Cambridge 2003.
 
Additional readings will be announced.

 

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