Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
11320103E11757PUBLIC ECONOMICSElective355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main aim of this course is to examine the role of the public sector in the economy and is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Metin Karadağ
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding the need for government and economic rationale for the government intervention
2Learning the concepts of efficiency and equity
3Learning and analysing theoretical issues related to welfare economics
4Leraning the characteristics of public goods and understanding why the government needs to produce and provide public goods
5Analysing how the public choices are made
6Understanding the economic effects of bureaucracy and capturing why bureaucrats may cause inefficiency
7Understanding cost benefit analysis in the case of public production
8Understanding the types of public expenditures in Turkey and analysing these expenditures
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The evaluation of the need for the public sector, economic rationale for the government, welfare economics, pure and impure public goods, public choice, bureaucracy, externalities, public expenditure, cost benefit analysis, public expenditure in Turkey
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the Scope of Public Sector Economics Reading
2Market Efficiency Research Homework
3Market Failure Research Homework
4Efficiency and Equity Reading
5Public Goods and Publicly Provided Private Goods Reading
6Public Goods and Publicly Provided Private Goods Reading
7Midterm Examination Reading
8Public Choice
9Public Production and Bureaucracy Reading
10Public Production and Bureaucracy Reading
11Externalities and the Environment Research Homework
12Externalities and the Environment Research Homework
13Analysis of Expenditure Policy Research Homework
14Cost-Benefit Analysis Research Homework
15Public Expenditures in TurkeyResearch Homework
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Yenilik İktisadı (The Economics of Industrial Innovation), Chris Freeman and Luc Soete, TÜBİTAK Yayınları
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination224
Attending Lectures14342
Practice7214
Self Study8216
Individual Study for Homework Problems818
Individual Study for Mid term Examination10220
Individual Study for Final Examination20240
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)146
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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