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

19 February 2018
It was a dramatic week on the local front with the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma, the swearing in of a new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday. This follows weeks of speculation following Ramaphosa's ascension to the position of ANC president last December. In this edition of the weekly review,...

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