Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
OTİ-23-118PublIc FInance TheoryElective136
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The general aim of this course is to teach the historical development and theoretical foundations of the science of finance by giving examples from the theories and approaches applied in the world and in Turkey.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Özlem SÖKMEN GÜRÇAM
Learning Outcomes
1Learns the basic concepts of public finance
2Comprehends the place and importance of public finance in the general economic structure.
3Gains the competence to evaluate public expenditures and public revenues and how the state directs the socio-economic structure.
4Gains the competence to conduct advanced analysis on the direct and derivative effects of the government on economic stability, growth, income and resource distribution through public expenditure, income and borrowing instruments over the budget.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
This course focuses on the basic concepts of public finance, public revenues, taxation, borrowing, budget theory and policies, and focuses on the social, economic and fiscal aspects of the public sector, as well as its weight and effects on the general economic structure.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Historical development of financial events and finance science--
2State and financial system in the Ottoman period--
3Financing of the "protective" state within the framework of the classical fiscal approach--
4The development of state and finance thought in Anglo-American and Continental European history--
5The place of the state in the economy from the proclamation of the republic to the present--
6Objectives of public economic activities, views, public sector production of private goods, efficiency, theory of public sector failure--
7Public Expenditure Theories, After the Great Depression, interventionist finance and its aftermath--
8Midterm Exam (It will be held during the lesson)--
9Political decision-making processes, Public Choice theory, Financial Crisis of the State--
10Examining the views of authors including economists/financiers such as Smith, Ricardo, Pantaleoni, Mazzola, Sax, Wicksell, De Viti De Marco, Lindahl, Wagner, Musgrave, Buchanan, and O'Conner.--
11Tax Theories, Utilization and solvency approaches--
12State Theory, Economic Theory and Public Finance--
13Political Decision-Making Processes and Public Choice--
14Issues related to the development of fiscal thought--
15final examination--
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Akdoğan A. (2017), Kamu Maliyesi, Ankara Gazi Kitabevi, 2. Edizdoğan, N., (2007), Kamu Maliyesi, Bursa, Ekin Kitabevi. 3. Erdem M., Şenyüz D. Ve Tatlıoğlu İ. (2017), Kamu Maliyesi, Ekin Basım Yayın. 4. Stiglitz, J. (1996), Kamu Kesimi Ekonomisi (Çev: Ö.F. Batırel), İstanbul, Marmara Üniv Yayın No. 549 Recommended Resources (Helpful resources): 5. Akalın G. (2000), Kamu Ekonomisi, Ankara, Akçağ Basım 6. Batırel, Ö.F. (1990), Kamu Maliyesi Teorisine Giriş, İstanbul, Marmara Üniversitesi Yayınları, No.492
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Individual Study for Mid term Examination81080
Individual Study for Final Examination1010100
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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