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Unit Overview

Description

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.

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Not available in 2024OnlineOnline Restricted
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

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) minor essay; (2) major essay; and (3) group presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor David Gilchrist
Unit rules
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
the Master of Economics
or the Master of Public Policy
Contact hours
seminars: 3 hours per week
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