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Certificate Course on Public Economics

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to two week Certificate Course on Public Economics at National Law University, Jodhpur

Course Dates: 5th - 17th February, 2018

About The Course
Public economics is the study of government policy from the lens of economic efficiency and equity. Government sets rule of Law, enforce property rights and creates conducive environment for the smooth and efficient functioning of market. In addition to this, free market fails to deliver the efficient outcomes and social justice spontaneously and hence arise the rationale for government intervention to correct the market distortions.

The sheer extent, scope and cost of the government intervention in society, the economy and world affairs makes the study of public economics essential to keep the culture of democracy vibrant. There is dearth of certificate courses on public economics in India. To bridge this gap National Law University, Jodhpur is offering two week certificate course on public economics.

The course deals with the nature of government intervention and its implications for allocation, distribution and stabilization. It will focus on the role and responsibilities of government, provision of public goods, externalities, optimal design of tax policy and welfare programs. It also aims to develop an analytical framework to evaluate alternative public decision rules from a political economy perspective and the issues pertaining to Indian public finances.

At the end of this course, the learners would be able to:

  • discuss the conditions required for efficient working of market
  • outline the sources of market failure and potential policy responses
  • make comparison of different government policy instruments to correct market failure and improves market outcomes
  • discuss the tax structure design using equity and efficiency
  • explain the determination of government expenditure
  • to conduct the evaluation of different policy proposals
  • understand the host of topics pertaining to Indian public finance including government budget, deficits, public debt and fiscal federalism etc.

Target Group:
The certificate course is designed for academicians, civil servants, non-government organizations, legal professionals, social workers and other related stakeholders who aspire to conduct research and publish in public economics.

Key Features:

  • Face-to-face interaction with resource persons during the course.
  • Opportunity to explore new career avenues in the changing public policy arena.
  • Access to the course material with power point presentations.
  • Access to NLUJ library throughout the course.
  • Access to the NLUJ faculty throughout the course to broaden the horizons from multi-disciplinary perspective.
  • Access to Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Continuous assessment in the form of written test, assignment and project.
  • Accommodation facility on twin sharing basis shall be provided by the University

Course Coverage:

  • Module I: Government and the Market
  • Module II: Public Expenditure Policy and Reform
  • Module III: Public Revenue Policy - Principle, sources, dealing with tax evasion, fiscal sustainability (Economics of Public Debt)
  • Module IV: Structure of Fiscal Federalism and Decentralization in India

Course Fee:
Thirty participants selected on first cum first serve basis will have to pay a course fee of Rs. 10,000. This fee will cover course material, participation in the conference and accommodation on sharing basis. Once registered, the fee shall not be refundable under any circumstances. All participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Mode of Payment:
Participants can register themselves for the course by sending the Demand Draft in favour of 'Registrar, National Law University, Jodhpur' payable at Jodhpur or participants can make the payment using online fee deposit facility provided on University website:

Admission Process:
Interested applicants may register themselves by the following process:

  • Download the registration form from National Law University, Jodhpur website:
  • The filled-in form should be faxed or posted to:

    Dr. Chitra Saruparia
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
    National Law University, NH 65,
    Near Mandore, Nagour Road,
    Jodhpur, Rajasthan

  • Fax the filled-in form to 0291-2577540 or email the form to or on or before 31st January, 2018.

  • Make the payment of course fee through Demand Draft or using online fee deposit facility available on the University website.

Important Dates:

Registration opens from:

1st December, 2018

Last Date for registration:

31st January, 2018

Commencement of Classes:

5th February, 2018

End of Classes:

17th February, 2018

Dr. Chitra Saruparia
Assistant Professor
Phone: +91-9352777295

Dr. Kranti Kapoor
Assistant Professor
Phone: +91-9461192090

National Law University, Jodhpur
Nh-65, Nagaur Road
Mandore, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Phone: 0291-2577530, 0291-2577138
Fax: 0291-2577540

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