Economics

Social Policies(ECON456)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
ECON456 Social Policies 6 3 0 0 3 4
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Fatma Ayfer KARAYEL ayferkarayel@yahoo.com (Email)
Assistant
Objective Acquiring knowledge and analytical ability to evaluate problems relating with the social dimension of economics.
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References Reading List :

Arjona R., Ladaique M., Pearson M. (2002). Social Protection and Growth, OECD Economic Studies No.35, 2002/2.

Lindbeck A. (2001). Pensions and Contemporary Socioeconomic Change, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics Working Paper no. 548.

Adema W. (2006). Social Assistance Policy Development and the Provision of a Decent Level of Income in Selected OECD countries, OECD Social, Employment & Migration Working Papers No. 38.

Alesina A., Glaeser E. (2006). “Why are welfare states in the US and Europe so different? What do we learn?, Horizons stratégiques (Revue trimestrielle), No.2, Octobre.

Alesina A., Rodrick D. (1994). “Distributive Politics and Economic Growth”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 109, pp. 465-90.

Atkinson A. B. (1997). “The Economic Effects of the Welfare State: an Incomplete Debate”, in European Economy (Reports and Studies) 4/1997, pp.45-60.
Barr N. (1992). “Economic Theory and the Welfare State : A Survey and Interpretation”, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XXX, June, pp. 741-803.
Barr N. (2006). “Pensions: Overview of the Issues”, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol.22, No.1.
Barr N. (2006). Pension Systems: The International Experience, Santiago, Chile (ppt. presentation).
Brown J., Hassett K., Smetters K. (2005). Top Ten Myths of Social Security Reform, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper 2005-11.

Carcillo S., Grubb D. (2006). From Inactivity to Work : The Role of Active Labour Market Policies (2006).

Dixon A., Pfaff M. & Hermesse J. (2004). Solidarity and Competition in Social Health Insurance Countries. In Social Health Insurance Systems in Western Europe, edited by Saltman R. B., Busse R. & Figueras J., European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Series, Open University Press, pp. 170-185.

Figueras J., Saltman R. B., Busse R. & Dubois H. F. W. (2004). Patterns and Performance in Social Health Insurance Systems. In Social Health Insurance Systems in Western Europe, edited by Saltman R. B., Busse R. & Figueras J., European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Series, Open University Press, pp. 81-140.

Fultz E. (2004). “Pension reform in the EU accession countries: challenges, achievements and pitfalls”, International Social Security Review 57(2), 3-24.

Gylfason T. (2000). “Natural Resources, Education, and Economic Development”, European Economic Review, May 2001. Also available as CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2594, October 2000 (lecture slides).

James E. (2005). Reforming Social Security : Lessons from Thirty Countries. National Center for Policy Analysis Policy Report No. 277.

Lindbeck A. (1998). How Can Economic Policy Strike a Balance Between Economic Efficiency and Income Equality.

Lindbeck A. (2001). Changing Tides for the Welfare State, Seminar Paper No.694, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.

Lindbeck A. (2002). The European Social Model: Lessons for Developing Countries, Seminar Paper No.714, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.

Lindbeck A., Persson M. (2002). The Gains from Pension Reform, for the Journal of Economic Literature.

Lindbeck A. (2003). Improving the Performance of the European Social Model – The Welfare State Over the Life Cycle, Seminar Paper No.717, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.

Lindbeck A. (2003). An Essay on Welfare State Dynamics, Seminar Paper No.719, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.

Lindbeck A. (2006). The Welfare State – Background, Achievement, Problems, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics Working Paper No.662, 2006.

Lindbeck A. (2006). “Sustainable Social Spending”, Int Tax Public Finan, 13, pp. 303-324.

Lindbeck A. (2008). Prospects for the Welfare State, Lecture at Fundacion Carolina (www.fundacioncarolina.es).
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Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 50
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 50
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 1 50
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 1 50
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 2 100
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of different economic theories and main discussions driving current theoretical approaches
2 Demonstrate ability to use basic qualitative and quantitative methods to asses different economic questions of applied fields
3 Show a sound understanding of current economic discussions and problems X
4 Have an effective and clear communication in written and oral formats in different public and professional contexts.
5 Demonstrate basic knowledge of the world economic history and a sound knowledge of the Turkish economic history
7 Demonstrate knowledge of standard quantitative techniques and empirical models used in economics
8 Show ability to apply basic economic theory to an applied topic X
9 Show a basic understanding of analytical methods, both theory- and model-based X
10 Show ability to use economic concepts to discuss current economic issues X
11 Reason logically and work analytically X
12 Show awareness on social aspects of the economics in different applied and theoretical fields X
13 Identify appropriate economic models to analyse problems X
16 Show understanding of basic statistical and econometric concepts and ability to apply basic concepts to own empirical work
17 Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the current economic issues in Turkey and a general knowledge of the issues in the world economy
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 0 0 0
Working Hours out of Class 0 0 0
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 0
Total Workload / 25 0,00
Credits ECTS 0
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