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Cursus: ECMPCIW
ECMPCIW
Policy Competition in an International World
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeECMPCIW
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Recht, Economie, Bestuur en Organisatie; Graduateschool REBO; Economics of Public Policy and Management;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. B. Unger
Telefoon+31 30 2539809
E-mailB.Unger@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
prof. dr. B. Unger
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
2  (11-11-2013 t/m 02-02-2014)
Aanvangsblok
2
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingRequired in master Economics of Public Policy and Management. This course is only open to USE Master students.
Aanmeldingsprocedureadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedureadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Cursusdoelen
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The course gives an overview of the international macroeconomic framework in which economic and social policy can operate. With this it builds on the general course on macroeconomics. Furthermore, it shows the constraints and possibilities for national economic and social policy for different policy fields, such as welfare policy, which are presented in other courses of the curriculum.

With increasing internationalisation and mobility of capital, politics are put under more and more pressure. Firms threaten to relocate; tax havens emerge in order to attract investors.
Different types of countries reacted differently to these international challenges. Some have entered tax competition to try to reduce effective tax rates in order to attract companies. Some have cut back on welfare arrangements in order to invest more into business; others have reduced the influence of the public sector. This course analyses whether countries should compete with regard to taxes, labour standards, regulatory norms, welfare expenditures and social provisions, and what the potential effects of such policy competition are. Will there be a race to the bottom or will other outcomes be more likely within Europe? We will analyse this problem under theoretical and empirical aspects.

Learning objectives
At the end of the course the student is able to:

  • analyse and evaluate political economic phenomena;
  • apply economic models of competition to international policy areas;
  • co-operate with other students in solving problems;
  • advise about economic consequences of social situations;
  • co-operate professionally;
  • communicate in English in an academic way;
  • write a paper in English;
  • present conclusions in English and also present the knowledge and motivation on which this is based to a team of specialists and non-specialists;
  • set up and implement a theoretical/empirical study.

Format
Lectures, tutorials and paper sessions.

Assessment method

  • Written exam based on the basic literature used (40% of the final grade);
  • Write, present and discuss a joint research paper (60% of the final grade). 
Ingangseisen
Je moet ingeschreven staan voor de volgende opleiding:
- Economics of Public Policy and Management
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Sinn, H.W. (2003). The New Systems Competition. Oxford: Blackwell Publisher Inc.;
Studiewijzer
Course manual
Aanbevolen materiaal
Diverse
Study guide
Werkvormen (aanwezigheidsplicht)
Paper session

Tutorial

Toetsen
Paper en presentatie
Weging60
Minimum cijfer1

Beoordeling


Tentamen
Weging40
Minimum cijfer1

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