Public economics is the study of government policy from the lens of economic efficiency and equity. Government sets rule of Law, enforce property rights and creates conducive environment for the smooth and efficient functioning of market.
In addition to this, free market fails to deliver the efficient outcomes and social justice spontaneously and hence arise the rationale for government intervention to correct the market distortions.
The sheer extent , scope and cost of the government intervention in society, the economy and world affairs makes the study of public economics essential to keep the culture of democracy vibrant. There is dearth of certificate courses on public economics in India.
To bridge this gap National Law University, Jodhpur is offering two weeks certificate course on public economics. The course deals with the nature of government intervention and its implications for allocation, distribution and stabilisation. It will focus on the role and responsibilities of government, provision of public goods, externalities, optimal design of tax policy and welfare programs. It also aims to develop an analytical framework to evaluate alternative public decision rules from a political economy perspective and the issues pertaining to Indian public finances.
At the end of this course, the learners would be able to
discuss the conditions required for efficient working of market
outline the sources of market failure and potential policy responses
make comparison of different government policy instruments to correct market failure and improves market outcomes
discuss the tax structure design using equity and efficiency
explain the determination of government expenditure
to conduct the evaluation of different policy proposals
understand the host of topics pertaining to Indian public finance including government budget, deficits, public debt and fiscal federalism etc.
The certificate course is designed for academicians, civil servants, non-government organisations, legal professionals, social workers and other related stakeholders who aspire to conduct research and publish in public economics.
Face –to- face interaction with resource persons during the course.
Opportunity to explore new career avenues in the changing public policy arena.
Access to the course material with power point presentations.
Access to NLUJ library throughout the course.
Access to the NLUJ faculty throughout the course to broaden the horizons from multi-disciplinary perspective
Access to Wi-Fi connectivity
Accommodation facility on payment basis shall be provided by the university
Module I: Government and the Market
Module II: Public Expenditure Policy and Reform
Module III: Public Revenue Policy-Principle, sources, dealing with tax evasion, fiscal sustainability ( Economics of Public Debt)
Module IV: Structure of Fiscal Federalism and Decentralization in India
Registration opens from
July 23, 2018
Last Date for registration
September 8, 2018
Commencement of Classes
September 10, 2018
End of Classes
September 22, 2018
On the successful completion of the certificate course the participants would receive a certificate from the National Law University, Jodhpur.
Participants selected on First cum First Serve basis will have to pay a course fee of Rs. Eight Thousand only (₹ 8,000)
This fee will cover course material and participation in the conference. This fee is exclusive of accommodation charges which shall be separately paid by the participants to the University, if they opt for it.
The hostel accommodation fee per room is Rupees 150/- per participant per day. Once registered the fee shall not be refundable under any circumstances. All participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.
Mode of payment
Participants can register themselves for the course by sending the Demand Draft in favour of ‘Registrar, National Law University, Jodhpur’ payable at Jodhpur or participants can make the payment using online fee deposit facility provided on university website by clicking here.
Interested applicants may register themselves by the following process:
The filled out form should be faxed or posted to Dr. Chitra Saruparia, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Law University, NH 65, Near Mandore, Nagour Road, Jodhpur, (Rajasthan), Fax o-0291-2577540. OR email the filled out form to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org on or before September 5, 2018.
Make the payment of course fee through Demand Draft or using online fee deposit facility available on the University website.
For payment and course related queries, kindly contact the course coordinators
Dr. Chitra Saruparia, 09352777295,email@example.com
Dr. Kranti Kapoor, 09461192090,firstname.lastname@example.org
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