Public Economics

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Public Economics

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Conditions:

    Students must complete and submit all assignments. There will be a number of presentations and discussion of assignments in class. Students are required to write a mid-term examination and a final examination. Unexcused absence from an exam will result in an incomplete grade.

    Course Description:

    This course studies how government policies on taxation and spending affect economy, market efficiency, the distribution of income and wealth. The course covers topics in welfare economics, market failure, political economy, theory of taxation and fiscal competition. The course is broad in scope and contents with a well balance between theory and relevant empirical examples.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Gain knowledge and understanding of major concepts and models of Public Economics.
    2. Examine and analyse public policy issues.
    3. Understand the roles and behaviour of a government in an economy.
    4. Understand the reasons and effects of government intervention in an economy.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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