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  1. Students can get access to the CORE e-book (it is THE ECONOMY we are interested in) straight from the website with no issues although you are encouraged to register so you can access the quizzes and other support materials (such as Leibniz supplements).

  2. Pre-Course Reading 4 items
    These items must be read before the course starts
    1. Economic Reform in New Zealand 1984-95: The Pursuit of Efficiency - Lewis Evans, Arthur Grimes, Bryce Wilkinson and David Teece 1996

      Article Required

    2. Economics for the Common Good - Tirole

      Chapter Required Read Introduction, Chapter One

  3. Course Textbooks 3 items
    1. Economics for the Common Good - Jean Tirole, Steven Rendall 2017

      Book 

    2. Public finance and public policy - Jonathan Gruber 2016

      Book 

  4. Lecture 1 0 items
    Read the Pre-Course Reading material before this lecture
  5. Lecture 2 1 item
    Review Basic Concepts: Opportunity Cost, Trade-offs. Introduce projects and assignments.
  6. Lectures 3 and 4 - Public Policy: Objectives, Justifications, Purposes, Domains 4 items
    1. The CORE Project

      Book Required Read Chapters 4, 12, 22

  7. Lectures 5 and 6 - Public Policy and Public Management 3 items
  8. Lectures 7 and 8 - Cost-Benefit Analysis - with applications - incl CBA(x) 6 items
    1. Public finance and public policy - Jonathan Gruber 2016

      Book Required Please read Chapter 8

  9. Lectures 9 and 10 - Uncertainty and Complexity - implications, with applications 13 items
    1. Chapter 3 Unpacking Complexity - Jean Boulton, Peter Allen, Cliff Bowman

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Embracing Complexity - Jean G. Boulton, Peter M. Allen, Cliff Bowman 01/07/2015

      Book Recommended Please read Chapters 2 & 3 (direct links below), remaining chapters are optional

    3. The end of alchemy - Mervyn King

      Article Required Please read Chapter 4 - Radical Uncertainty - The Purpose of Financial Markets

    4. Chapter 2 The Nature of a Complex World - Jean Boulton, Peter Allen, Cliff Bowman

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Managing Chaos - Harri Raisio, Niklas Lundström 02/2017

      Article Supplementary

    6. My Bookmarks | Victoria University Of Wellington - Byett, A., Grimes, A., Laird, J., & Roberts, P. Byett, Grimes, Lairds, Roberts

      Webpage Recommended This is recommended reading

  10. Lectures 11 and 12 - Behavioural Economics - implications, with applications 4 items
    1. Principles of (Behavioral) Economics - Laibson, David I. ; List, John A. 2015

      Article Required

  11. Lectures 13 and 14 Instruments of Public Policy - incl Institutions 5 items
    1. The CORE Project

      Book Required Please read Chapter 5

  12. Lectures 15 and 16 - Regulation 2 items
    1. Public finance and public policy - Jonathan Gruber 2016

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 20

  13. Lecture 17 and 18 Intergenerational Considerations 5 items
    1. The CORE Project

      Book Required Please read Chapter 19 [Please also read Andrew Coleman's paper on Inter-generational Transfers and Public Policy (see Blackboard, Additional Reading Material folder, for document)]

  14. Lectures 19 and 20 Inequality and Poverty - implications and policy options 9 items
    1. The CORE Project

      Book Required Please read Chapter 19

    2. The CORE Project

      Book Required Read Chapters 12 and 21

    3. Economics for the Common Good - Jean Tirole , and Steven Rendall 2017

      Chapter Required Read Chapters 16 and 17

    4. Child Poverty in New Zealand (1) - Boston, Jonathan 2014

      Webpage Recommended

    5. The Price of Inequality - JOSEPH STIGLITZ 01/2013

      Article Recommended

    6. Inequality: what can be done? - A. B. Atkinson, EBSCOhost 2015

      Book Recommended

  15. Lectures 21 and 22 4 items
    Policy Application: Environmental Economics
    1. The CORE Project

      Book Required Read Chapters 12 and 20

    2. The Environment and Directed Technical Change - Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Leonardo Bursztyn and David Hemous 2012

      Article Required

    3. Improving New Zealand water governance: Challenges and recommendations - Elizabeth Eppel 2014

      Webpage Recommended This is recommended reading

  16. Lectures 23 and 24 - Immigration 2 items
    1. The CORE Project

      Book Required Read Chapter 18 of the CORE e-Book on Economics