Course NA3007

Welfare Economic Analysis of Public Policy - Graduate Level

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 3, 2024

This course aims at giving the students knowledge about the economic welfare theory that is the basis for the use of CBA. The course starts with a discussion of welfare economics and its influence on the use of CBA. Moreover basic concepts such as Pareto optimality and social welfare functions are discussed. Thereafter various ways to measure the effects on producers, consumers and factor suppliers are introduced. The exercise that the students are expected to work with during the course is also handed out at this stage.
In the second half of the course the focus is on the practical problems that are connected to the use of CBA. In this part are discussed the effects of market interventions and market failures as well as uncertainty, lack of information and distributional aspects. Furthermore, the use of discounting as a way to account for the fact that benefits and cost occur at different periods in time is discussed.
Starts and ends:
week 3, 2024 - week 12, 2024
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Only for Exchange Students (Erasmus)
Entry Qualifications :
  • Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in economics. Students registered on the one-year master’s programme in economics or other master’s program at the School of Economics and Social Sciences are also eligible for this course after special individual examination.
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