0441 Economic and Fiscal Policy
Jan Gromadzki, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
08/31/23 to 10/07/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/10/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 10/17/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 10/24/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 10/31/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 11/07/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 11/14/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 11/21/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 12/05/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 12/12/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 12/19/23 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 01/09/24 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 01/16/24 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 01/23/24 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM D4.0.022
Friday 02/09/24 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.022

The course consists of two blocks. The first block covers the theoretical principles of public economics: fundamental theorems of welfare economics, public goods, externalities, tax incidence, and tax efficiency.  The second block discusses recent empirical findings in major areas of economic policy: taxes, transfers, labor market policies, health insurance, pension systems, and education.

Learning outcomes

In addition to a thorough understanding of current issues in economic policy, students will:

  • Improve their presentation skills
  • Learn to effectively read academic publications in public economics and engage in policy analysis
  • Use scientific evidence to support arguments
Attendance requirements

This is a course with immanent examination character (PI), attendance is mandatory. Students may have a maximum of 2 absences.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Teaching methods include lecturing, interactive tasks and discussion in class, written individual assignments, and group presentations.


The assessment is based on:

  • Individual assignment (theory): 25%
  • Group presentation (discussion of an academic article): 25%
  • Exam: 50%
  • Supplementary points for in-class participation: 5%

Grading scale:
100%- 90% = Excellent
 89% - 80% = Good
 79% - 70% = Satisfactory
 69% - 60% = Sufficient
   59% - 0% = Inadequate

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

If you have a valid course registration but cannot attend this course, please deregister via LPIS during the registration period so that your course place will be available to other students. Places are allocated during the registration period on a first-come, first-served basis. After the end of the registration period, available course places are allocated to students on the waiting list who do not yet have a valid registration for the scheduled point, ranked according to the progress of their studies. This procedure is not to be understood as a guarantee of a place in the course.


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Recommended previous knowledge and skills



Availability of lecturer(s)

Office hour by appointment.

Last edited: 2023-09-12