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PUBLIC ECONOMICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UTI313 PUBLIC ECONOMICS 7 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce content and definition of revenue and expenditure items, budgetary surplus and budget deficit concepts and practices in fiscal policy.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include a general view on public economy, historical and analytic process of public economy discipline, structure, combination and size of public sector, public expenditures, public revenues, operation model of market economy, efficiency and justice concepts in economy, efficiency in resource allocation, measuring social benefit and costs, market distortions and role of the state, interference to the market economy by the state, externalities, public goods theories, public goods pricing theories, natural monopolies, regulation and privatization, income distribution in economy and redistribution of income-wealth policies, macroeconomic stability, cost-benefit analysis, public choice theories and justice and efficiency in taxation.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Explain the role of the state in the market economy from perspectives of several economy colleges
List revenue and expenditure items of the state in accordance with their materiality level.
Compare direct and indirect tax practices over several states’ economies.
Examine budget surplus and budget deficit calculations over submitted statistical examples
Analyse public policies of developed and developing countries, realized in accordance with basic economic indicators

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading A General View on Public Economy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Historical and Analytic Process of Public Economy Discipline Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Structure, Combination and Size of Public Sector, Public Expenditures; Public Revenues Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Operation Model of Market Economy, Efficiency and Justice Concepts in Economy, Efficiency in Resource Allocation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Measuring Social Benefit and Costs Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Market Distortions and Role of The State, Interference to The Market Economy by The State Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Externalities Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 Reading Public Goods Theories, Public Goods Pricing Theories, Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
9 - MID-TERM EXAM -
10 Reading Natural Monopolies, Regulation and Privatization Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Income Distribution in Economy and Redistribution of Income-Wealth Policies, Macroeconomic Stability Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Cost-Benefit Analysis Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading Public Choice Theories Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Justice and Efficiency in Taxation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Sener, O. (2016). Kamu Ekonomisi. 13th Edition, Istanbul: Beta Publications.
Egilmez, M. (2016). Kamu Maliyesi. 2nd Editon, Istanbul: Remzi Bookstore.
Kirmanoglu, H. (2014). Kamu Ekonomisi Analizi. 5th Edition, Istanbul: Beta Publications.
Unsal, E. (2012). Mikro Iktisat. 9th Edition, Ankara: Imaj Publications.
Kaplow, L. (2010). The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics. New Jersey, United States: Princeton University Press.
Kargı, V. Ve Yüksel, C. (2010). Çevresel Dışsallıklarda Kamu Ekonomisi Çözümleri. Maliye Dergisi, s. 159.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 40
Final Exam 1 60
Practice 0 0
Short Exam 0 0
Presentation of Report 0 0
Homework Assessment 0 0
Oral Exam 0 0
Presentation of Thesis 0 0
Presentation of Document 0 0
Expert Assessment 0 0
Computer Based Presentation 0 0
TOTAL 2 100
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the basic theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 26
Land Surveying 0 0
Group Work 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Reading 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0
Project Work 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Internship 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0
Social Activity 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0
Field Study 0 0
Report Writing 0 0
Final Exam 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 7 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 20
Short Exam 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0
TOTAL 41 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0