This course is not based on a single text. Students are, however, encouraged to purchase Jonathan Gruber (2011) Public Finance and Public Policy, 3rdedition, Worth Publishers, which is used throughout the course, and perhaps also Nicholas Barr (2012) The Economics of the Welfare State, (5th ed.), Oxford University Press, to which frequent reference is made in parts 1 and 2.
Copies of Gruber and Barr are available in the Library Course Collection. The course readings also include journal articles and working papers, almost all of which can be accessed electronically. A course pack of key articles is provided.
*A more detailed reading list will be supplied prior to the start of the programme
**Course content, faculty and dates may be subject to change without prior notice