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wir300 - Public Finance (Complete module description)
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Module label Public Finance
Module code wir300
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)
Used in course of study
  • Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Studienrichtung Volkswirtschaftslehre
  • Bachelor's Programme Sustainability Economics (Bachelor) > Vertiefungsmodule
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module
• understand government action and its analysis using methods from public finance,
• have basic knowledge in public finance, and can put questions of public finance in the context of scientific discussions
• describe the operations of markets and government intervention,
• apply methods from public finance to the analysis and evaluation of fiscal policies - alone and in small groups - and question them critically;
• can present their results in the form of written contributions and oral presentations, and can defend them in the scientific debate.
Module contents
The lecture part addresses the topics:
  • normative theory of government activity,
  • positive theory of government activity,
  • sustainability of public debt,
  • public revenues,
  • the welfare state,
  • demographic change and sustainability of pension systems.
The seminar deals with topical issues in public finance.
Reader's advisory
Wigger, B. (2006), Grundzüge der Finanzwissenschaft, Springer, Berlin.
Blankart, C. B. (2017), Öffentliche Finanzen in der Demokratie, Vahlen; München.
Rosen, H. S. & T. Gayer (2010); Public Finance. Mcgraw-Hill Higher Education.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
The module consists of a lecture and a seminar on a topical issue in public finance.
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Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Einführung in die VWL (wir041), Mikroökonomische Theorie (wir120), Mathematik für Ökonomen (mat990)
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 28 h
Seminar 2.00 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
seminar paper, presentation and discussion: end of semester
voluntary short mid term test that improve grades by 0.7 may be undertaken
Submission of seminar paper, presentation and discussion towards the end of the lecture period. Bonus: short mid-term examination, by which a maximum grade improvement of 0.7 points can be achieved.