ECO3023S - Public Sector Economics

18 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

ECO2003 and ECO2004.

Course Outline:

The course is designed to convey the theory of public economics; the empirical effects of taxes, spending and debt on economic growth and stability, resource allocation, the distribution of economic well-being and intergenerational equity; analysis of fiscal institutions; and the current and continuing policy debates. Reference will be made to the fiscal issues and problems of other countries, developed and developing, but the primary focus will be on South Africa.