UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ECON5517 Public Finance

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit aims to help students understand the facts and characteristics of taxation and revenue mobilisation for governments. Students should also understand economic and political incentives and constraints that shape these characteristics, as well as consequences of taxation on efficiency, equity and state capacity.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand the facts and characteristics of taxation and revenue mobilisation in developing countries, as well as the underlying incentives and constraints that shape these characteristics; (2) to apply core knowledge, skills and theory to typical problems in taxation and revenue mobilisation issues, particularly in developing countries and demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise written communication in a public policy context; (3) demonstrate the capability for self-directed learning and reflection, and the ability to apply, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from multiple sources to understand public issues and make public decisions both from the local and global perspectives; and (4) demonstrate competencies to work more effectively in teams.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) research essay; (2) examinations; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Shawn Chen
Unit rules
Prerequisites: ECON5516 The Economics of Public Policy
Contact hours seminars: 3 hours per week

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