University of Galway
Area of Study
Economics, International Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science
Taught In English
Students wishing to enroll in this course must have completed an introductory course in economics
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the role that public sector plays in influencing resource allocation in a market economy. We will focus on the set of normative rules to guide public sector decision-making using tools of modern welfare economics. On the other hand, we will also show that public economies involve the positive study of how the activities of government (for example, taxation, transfers, expenditures) influence resource allocation, relative forces and welfare in the economy.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.