APG5991 - Government in a market economy - 2018

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Unit guides

Offered

Australia (Other)

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in Executive Master of Public Administration (A6014) to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions

MPA5903, MPA9003

Notes

This unit is offered through partner universities, for more information please visit the ANZSOG webpageANZSOG webpage (https://www.anzsog.edu.au/).

Synopsis

Government in a Market Economy examines key economic principles and their application to public sector activities to support decisions in allocating scarce resources, pricing and delivering goods and services. This subject explores how government intervention, through both private sector regulation and the public provision of services, can be used to achieve the best outcomes for citizens.

Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. appreciate how market forces operate and how government policies influence these forces
  2. understand the economic toolkit used to assess decisions concerning the delivery and pricing of public services
  3. apply the principles of cost-benefit analysis to public sector projects.