Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Economics Economics Day Course
Lecture Code G6045253 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 財政学1
Subject Name
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Public Finance 1
ヤマザキ シンゴ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds5-8:ECON B257
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures will be given face-to-face, but depending on the social situation, they may be given online (teams). 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students Second year students
Keywords Public finance; Market failure; Equity; Public goods; Externality; Tax 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Economic Analysis
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic knowledge of logical analysis on economic issues 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Public finance analyzes the economic activities of a central government. In Public finance 1, we study the necessity of government activities and some tax systems. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Efficiency of market
lesson2 Market failure
lesson3 Maximization problems
lesson4 Budgetary system
lesson5 Public goods 1
lesson6 Public goods 2
lesson7 Public goods 3
lesson8 Externality 1
lesson9 Externality 2
lesson10 Externality 3
lesson11 Theory of taxation 1
lesson12 Theory of taxation 2
lesson13 Income tax 1
lesson14 Income tax 2
lesson15 Summary

Term-end exam (or report) 
Text: 麻生良文・小黒一正・鈴木将覚『財政学15講』新世社、2018年 
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Suggestions on
Preparation and
Reviewing the contents of each class is recommended.
lesson1 Market mechanism
lesson2 Market failure
lesson3 Maximization problem
lesson4 Meaning of technical terms
lesson5 Properties of Public goods
lesson6 Private provision of public goods
lesson7 Public goods and voting
lesson8 Externality
lesson9 Asymmetry of an information
lesson10 Imperfect competition
lesson11 Theory of taxation
lesson12 Excess burden of tax
lesson13 Labor income tax
lesson14 Progressive tax
lesson15 Summary 
Requirements It is recommended that students take an introductory course on economics and calculation methods, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics, prior to this course, but students may take these courses in parallel with this course. However, since calculations such as derivatives are frequently used in lectures and assignments, students who are not good at such calculations should focus on preparation and review. 
Grading Method Term-end exam (100%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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