MPP-513

Public Sector Economics

Vu Thanh Tu Anh; Do Thien Anh Tuan; Mai Hoang Chuong
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Time
Activity
Monday, 18/02/2013
08:30 - 10:00
Class #1: Economic Rationale for Public Sector Interventions and roles

Market failure due to market power, asymmetric information, externality, public goods, equality, macro imbalances.The changing role of government in transitional economiesCases: Public sector role in Vietnam and Singapore

Required Readings:

*Jonathan Gruber (2011), Chapter 1

*Joseph E. Stiglitz (2000), Chapters 1

Optional Readings:

Richard W. Kopcke, Geoffrey M. B. Tootell, và Robert K. Triest (2006), Chapter 1.

Anthony Saich, The Changing Role of Government, Background Note for the World Bank Report on China's 11th Five Year Plan, August 2004.

John W. Thomas and Lim Siong Guan, Using Markets to Govern Better in Singapore, John F. Kennedy School of Government Faculty Research Working Paper RWP02-010 (Cambridge: Kennedy School of Government, August 2001). [Can be accessed for free at: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu
Wednesday, 20/02/2013
08:30 - 10:00
Class #2: Political Economy of public sector

Importance of political factors in determining tax policyTradeoffs among conflicting economic, political, and social policy objectivesCase: Alcohol Excise Tax in Thailand.

Required Readings:

*Jonathan Gruber (2011). Chapter 9

*Aswin Techajareonvikul, Liquor Tax Reform in Thailand: Competing Interests and Objectives, KSG Case No. CR14-06-1857.0.

Optional Readings:

The Economist (1999). "The Grabbing Hand." February 13, 350(8106): 76.

DELIVER POLICY MEMO 1 (DUE ON Wed. 27 Feb.): Cancun, Mexico: Water and wastewater privatization, Gustavo Merino-Jarez và Carolina Gutierrez de Taliercio, KSG Case No. 1593.0 and KSG Case Sequel No. 1593.1
Friday, 22/02/2013
08:30 - 10:00
Class #3 (2/22): Public Sector Production and Provision of Goods and Services

Interventions to mitigate market failuresPublic and quasi-public goodsCases: Examples from Vietnam

Required Readings:

*Joseph E. Stiglitz (2000). Chapters 6 & 7
Do Thien Anh Tuan
Date: 27/02/2013 14:19; File size: 777,197 bytes
Ronald C. Fisher
Date: 27/02/2013 14:08; File size: 58,669 bytes
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad
Date: 27/02/2013 13:48; File size: 234,952 bytes
Ronald C. Fisher
Date: 27/02/2013 13:44; File size: 58,669 bytes
The National Assembly of Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Date: 27/02/2013 13:35; File size: 433,908 bytes
World Bank
Date: 27/02/2013 13:25; File size: 401,197 bytes
Moody's Analytics
Date: 27/02/2013 11:46; File size: 926,661 bytes
Vu Thanh Tu Anh
Date: 27/02/2013 11:44; File size: 493,518 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 27/02/2013 11:40; File size: 58,669 bytes
Jonathan Gruber
Date: 27/02/2013 11:39; File size: 58,669 bytes
Ronald C. Fisher
Date: 27/02/2013 11:38; File size: 58,669 bytes
IMF
Date: 27/02/2013 11:35; File size: 58,669 bytes
World Bank
Date: 27/02/2013 11:16; File size: 2,816,708 bytes
Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija
Date: 27/02/2013 11:16; File size: 241,423 bytes
Jonathan Gruber
Date: 27/02/2013 11:12; File size: 58,669 bytes
World Bank
Date: 27/02/2013 11:11; File size: 2,473,249 bytes
Phan Hien Minh, Nguyen Ngoc Thanh & Chau Thanh Nghia
Date: 27/02/2013 11:10; File size: 351,914 bytes
World Bank
Date: 27/02/2013 11:08; File size: 1,938,945 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 27/02/2013 11:07; File size: 58,669 bytes
Jonathan Gruber
Date: 27/02/2013 11:06; File size: 58,669 bytes
World Bank
Date: 27/02/2013 11:05; File size: 2,771,503 bytes
Janet Stotsky
Date: 27/02/2013 11:04; File size: 58,669 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 27/02/2013 11:00; File size: 58,669 bytes
Jay K. Rosengard
Date: 27/02/2013 10:59; File size: 58,669 bytes
World Bank
Date: 27/02/2013 10:57; File size: 3,566,026 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 27/02/2013 10:20; File size: 58,669 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 27/02/2013 10:20; File size: 58,669 bytes
Jonathan Gruber
Date: 27/02/2013 10:19; File size: 58,669 bytes
David L.Weimer, Aidan R. Vining
Date: 27/02/2013 10:08; File size: 58,669 bytes
VCCI
Date: 27/02/2013 10:02; File size: 7,180,439 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 27/02/2013 09:53; File size: 58,669 bytes
Vu Tuan Anh; Nguyen Quang Thai
Date: 27/02/2013 09:46; File size: 58,669 bytes
Alan A. Altshuler; David E. Luberoff
Date: 25/02/2013 15:25; File size: 58,669 bytes
Jonathan Gruber
Date: 25/02/2013 15:24; File size: 58,669 bytes
Vu Hoang Linh, Le Viet Thuy, Giang Thanh Long
Date: 25/02/2013 15:03; File size: 589,384 bytes
Antonio Estache
Date: 25/02/2013 14:57; File size: 315,892 bytes
E. R. Yescombe
Date: 25/02/2013 14:52; File size: 168,674 bytes
E. R. Yescombe
Date: 25/02/2013 14:51; File size: 197,745 bytes
Vu Thanh Tu Anh
Date: 25/02/2013 14:41; File size: 646,543 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 25/02/2013 14:33; File size: 58,669 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 25/02/2013 14:32; File size: 58,669 bytes
Aswin Techajareonvikul
Date: 25/02/2013 14:31; File size: 58,669 bytes
Jonathan Gruber
Date: 25/02/2013 14:30; File size: 58,669 bytes
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Date: 25/02/2013 14:29; File size: 58,669 bytes
Jonathan Gruber
Date: 25/02/2013 14:28; File size: 58,669 bytes
The course examines policy options, with their strategic trade-offs and operational implications, for the design and implementation of public finance in both high-income countries as well as developing and transitional economies. It covers the role and size of the public sector, including the rationale for public sector interventions such as market failure and distributional concerns. It then discusses government social protection programs and public sector efficiency and effectiveness; fiscal balance and deficit financing; measurement of government spending efficiency. Next topics would be public resource mobilization via direct and indirect taxation, including the economics and political economy of taxation, taxation of income, wealth, and consumption, tax incentives, compliance, enforcement, and reform, and domestic user charges; public expenditure policy. Finally, the course looks at fiscal decentralization and intergovernmental fiscal relations. The course emphasizes utilization of theoretical and applied techniques in a comparative context for evaluation of the impact of alternative resource mobilization and expenditure policies on efficient allocation, social equity, and economic stability.