Public Economics

I teach Econ7035A to masters students at the School of Economics and Finance at Wits. Here is the course outline for 2021.

And here is a selection of lecture slides from last year:

1. Rise of the fiscal state

2. Efficiency and distributive justice

3. Budget, inequality and redistribution

4. Public expenditure and the budget in South Africa

5. Collective property and market failure

6. Asymmetric information and social insurance

7. Healthcare

8. Tax systems and development

9. Theory of tax incidence and optimality

10. Fiscal policy

11. Fiscal sustainability