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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2016–2017
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PCP07 Welfare and Economics 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Public Choice
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

Through this course, students will learn how the use of microeconomic and game theoretic tools can help us to understand possible unintended consequences of legal rules, policies and institutions. Through recognition of these consequences, more effective policies can be designed.

General description

The course includes 10 hour lecture series by a visiting Professor Roderick Kiewiet from California Institute of Technology:

  1. Externalities 1:  Contagious Disease and Public Health Regulation
  2. Externalities 2: Labor Markets: Working Conditions and Child Labor Laws
  3. Externalities 3: Air Pollution: Command and Control vs. Market-based Regulation
  4. Monopolies:  Telecommunications and the Airline Industries
  5. Democracy and Discount Rates: The Crisis in Social Security and Public Employee Pensions


Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible


5-Sep-2016 – 21-Nov-2016
Mon 5-Sep-2016 - 12-Sep-2016 weekly at 10-12, PinniB3074, no class: 19.9 and 26.9. and 17.10
Mon 3-Oct-2016 at 10-12, PinniB 4116, Visiting Professors' lecture
Wed 5-Oct-2016 at 16-18, PinniB 3117, Visiting Professors' lecture
Thu 6-Oct-2016 at 14-16, PinniB 4116, Visiting Professors' lecture
Mon 10-Oct-2016 at 10-12, PinniB 4116, Visiting Professors' lecture
Thu 13-Oct-2016 at 14-16, PinniA 3107, Visiting Professors' lecture
Mon 24-Oct-2016 - 21-Nov-2016 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3032