Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser
This module will apply microeconomic reasoning to the study of the public sector. It will survey the scope and different modes of public intervention in the economy, with particular emphasis on the welfare state and income redistribution. It will discuss the provision and financing of public and private goods and the design of tax systems.
Weekly contact: 20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).
Scheduled learning hours: 37
Guided independent study hours: 163
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr L Bridet
Module teaching staff: Dr L Bridet and Dr M Negri