Certificate Course in Public Economics by NLU Jodhpur [Sep 10-22]: Register by Sep 8


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.

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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.
Target Group

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.

Key Features

  • 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
Course Coverage

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

Important Dates
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.

Course Fee

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.

Admission Process

Interested applicants may register themselves by the following process:

  1. Download the  registration  form by clicking here.
  2. 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 chitrasnlu@gmail.com or dr.krantikapoor@gmail.com on or before September 5, 2018.
  3. 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, chitrasnlu@gmail.com
  • Dr. Kranti Kapoor, 09461192090,  dr.krantikapoor@gmail.com
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This post was first published on: 2 Aug 2018

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