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

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11 June 2018
Over the weekend, welcome news broke that the majority of public sector trade unions had signed a multi-year wage deal with the government. Unfortunately, the costs are significantly more than budgeted for by National Treasury in the February Budget. This means that the government is faced with some tough choices. The fact that GDP growth disappointed...

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11 June 2018
Over the weekend, welcome news broke that the majority of public sector trade unions had signed a multi-year wage deal with the government. Unfortunately, the costs are significantly more than budgeted for by National Treasury in the February Budget. This means that the government is faced with some tough choices. The fact that GDP growth disappointed...

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