Public Economics

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The Pubic Economics Course for BA (Hons) Economics Semester V, Delhi University has been taught by Mr. Dheeraj Suri. The Video Lectures are based upon the books prescribed by the University of Delhi. The Duration of Video Lectures is approximately 35 Hours.
Course fee is Rs. 6000
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Course Content

Chapter 1 : Theories of Public Sector    [279 Minutes]


Chapter 2 : Public Goods    [247 Minutes]


Chapter 3 : Local Government    [117 Minutes]


Chapter 4 : Externalities    [300 Minutes]


Chapter 5 : Tax Incidence    [102 Minutes]


Chapter 6 : Tax and Efficiency    [245 Minutes]


Chapter 7 : Optimal Taxation    [98 Minutes]


Chapter 8 : Commodity Tax    [103 Minutes]


Chapter 9 : Income Taxation    [73 Minutes]


Chapter 10 : Tax Evasion    [150 Minutes]


Chapter 11 : GST    [142 Minutes]


Chapter 12 : Fiscal Deficit    [150 Minutes]




Course Description

Public economics is the study of government policy from the points of view of economic efficiency and equity. The paper deals with the nature of government intervention and its implications for allocation, distribution and stabilization. Inherently, this study involves a formal analysis of government taxation and expenditures. The subject encompasses a host of topics including public goods, market failures and externalities. The paper is divided into two sections, one dealing with the theory of public economics and the other with the Indian public finances. 
Course Outline 
1. Public Economic Theory 
a.   Fiscal functions: an overview.

b.   Public Goods: definition, models of efficient allocation, pure and impure public goods, free riding.

c.   Externalities:  the  problem  and  its  solutions,  taxes  versus  regulation,  property rights, the Coase theorem.

d.   Taxation: its economic effects; dead weight loss and distortion, efficiency and equity considerations, tax incidence, optimal taxation. 

2. Indian Public Finances 
a. Tax System: structure and reforms

b. Budget, deficits and public debt

c. Fiscal federalism in India 

1. J. Hindriks, G. Myles: Intermediate Public Economics, MIT Press, 2006.

2. H. Rosen, T. Gayer: Public Finance, 9th ed., McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2009.

3.   Joseph E. Stiglitz, Economics of the Public Sector, W.W. Norton & Company, 3rd edition, 2000.

4.   R.A.  Musgrave and P.B.  Musgrave, Public Finance in Theory & Practice, McGraw Hill Publications, 5th edition, 1989.

5.   John  Cullis  and  Philip  Jones,  Public  Finance  and  Public  Choice,  Oxford University Press, 1st edition, 1998.

6.   Harvey Rosen, Public Finance, McGraw Hill Publications, 7th edition, 2005.

7.   Mahesh Purohit, Value Added Tax: Experiences of India and Other Countries, 2007.

8.   Kaushik Basu and A. Maertens (ed.), The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India, Oxford University Press, 2013.

9.   M.M. Sury, Government Budgeting in India, 1990. 
10.   M. Govinda Rao, Changing Contours of Federal Fiscal Arrangements in India, Amaresh Bagchi  (ed.),  Readings in Public Finance, Oxford University Press, 2005.

11.   Paul Samuelson,  1955,  ―Diagrammatic   Exposition  of  a  theory  of  Public Expenditure, Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 37.

12. Shankar Acharya, 2005, ―Thirty Years of Tax Reform in India‖,  Economic and Political Weekly, May 14-20.

13. Rangarajan and D.K. Srivastava, 2005, ―Fiscal  Deficit and Government Debt: Implications  for  Growth  and  Stabilization”,  Economic  and  Political  Weekly, July2-8.

14. M. Govinda Rao, 2011, ―Goods  and Services Tax: A Gorilla, Chimpanzee or a Genius like Primates?, Economic and Political Weekly, February 12-18.

15. Report of the 13th Finance Commission, 2010-15.

16. Economic Survey, Government of India (Latest).

17. State Finances: A Study of Budgets, Reserve Bank of India (Latest).   



Video Lectures are also available for :
Eco (H) Sem I
Mathematical Methods for Economics I
Introductory Micro Economics
Calculus (GE)
Eco (H) Sem II
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Introductory Macro Economics
Linear Algebra (GE)
Eco (H) Sem III
Intermediate Micro Economics I
Intermediate Macro Economics I
Statistical Methods
Financial Economics (SEC)
Data Analysis (SEC)
Differential Equations (GE)
Money and Banking (GE)
Eco (H) Sem (IV)
Intermediate Micro Economics II
Intermediate Macro Economics II
Introductory Econometrics
Data Analysis
Eco (H) Sem V
Development Economics I
Indian Economy I
Applied Econometrics
International Economics
Public Economics
Eco (H) Sem VI
Development Economics II
Financial Economics
Money & Financial Markets
Environmental Economics
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