Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1301003962004PUBLIC FINANCE AND FISCAL POLICYElective365
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main aim of this course is to analyse the economic effects of public finance resources especially taxation by using modern economic theories. Another aim of this course is to give how fiscal policy can be used to reach social and economic targets to students.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Metin Karadağ
Learning Outcomes
11. Learning the sources of government revenue
22. Understanding and analysing the economic effects of taxation
33. Learning the concept of tax incidence
44. Learning the concept of efficiency in taxation
55. Understanding the concept of fairness in taxation
66. Learning how optimal tax system should be and understand optimal taxation
77. Understanding the effects of government borrowing and money creation
88. Learning and evaluating how to apply fiscal policy to reach economic and social targets
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Temel kamu geliri kaynakları, vergileme ihtiyacı, vergilerin tanımlanması ve sınıflandırılması, vergilerin ekonomik etkileri, vergi yükünün paylaşımı ve başkalarına aktarılması, vergilemede adalet ve etkinlik ilkeleri, vergilerin ekstra yükü ve iyi bir vergi sisteminin tasarımı, vergileme ve gelir dağılımı, maliye politikası araçları, ekonomik ve sosyal amaçlara ulaşmak için maliye politikasının uygulanması, kalkınmanın finansmanı
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Main Sources of Government Revenue
2Taxation and Requirement from a good tax system
3Tax Equity
4Tax Incidence
5Vergi Yükünün Yansıtılması
6Principles of Tax Incidence
7Midterm Examination
8Taxation Effects on Capacity Output: A Supply Side Perspective
9Optimal Taxation
10The Effects of Borrowing and Money Creation
11Taxation and Redistribution
12The tools of Fiscal Policy
13Fiscal Policy and Stablisation
14Development Finance
15Fiscal Policy and Development
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Richard A. Musgrave and Peggy B. Musgrave (1989), ‘ Public Finance in Theory and Practice’ fifth edition, McGraw-Hill, London. C.V. Brown and P.M. Jackson (1990), ‘Public Sector Economics’ Fourth edition, Blackwell, Oxford. Joseph E. Stiglitz (2000), ‘Public Sector economics’ Third edition, W.W. Norton, London. Randall G. Holcombe (1992), ‘ Public Sector Economics’, Wadsworth, California Salih Turan (1993), Vergi Teorisi ve Politikası, Filiz Kitabevi, İstanbul
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures16348
Practice122
Self Study10440
Individual Study for Homework Problems10550
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)144
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
PO
9
PO
10
LO1 4      44
LO24  3   3  
LO3 5 533   5
LO43     4 44
LO544 4      
LO6  553 3525
LO74 45      
LO8   4      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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