Critical reading, writing
1.1 Economics of the public sector
In this course, we will study a number of issues regarding the roles and functioning of a particular sector of the economy, the public sector. All national economies have a public sector, and in virtually all cases (this is certainly true for all developed economies like that of Canada) it is large and varied.
Welfare Economics I: Pure Exchange In our study of public economics, we will take a particular approach. We will think of the government not as seeking to advance its own welfare (as many, if not most, governments have been historically and remain to this day), but rather as acting to achieve certain goals on behalf of households in the economy (the public).
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Each delegate will submit a country position paper explaining their assigned countries’ position regarding the assigned issue. You are responsible for research on your country and issue; resources for research are provided on Moodle and are discussed in seminar on October