Public Economics

The goals of the module are to develop an understanding of the various views on the role of the government in an economy; study the theories of government expenditure, taxation and loan finance (debt) by the state, and thereby to master the principles of public economics; and study the influence of public sector activities on the economy, both macro- and microeconomically, with special reference to South Africa.

Course instructors: Krige Siebrits, Ada Jansen and Andreas Freytag

Work programme


BER Weekly

22 September 2017
In the domestic section we unpack the latest decision by Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Against expectations for a cut, the MPC decided to keep the policy interest rate unchanged. Additionally, we look at the latest consumer inflation numbers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which shows that August...

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