280.122 Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 3.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the basic concepts of public finance and infrastructure economics. With the help of these concepts, students can analyze and discuss problems of spatial planning by using the economic perspectives.

Subject of course

1. Principles of public finance
2. Aims, objectives, reasoning, functions of government
3. Economic significance of the public sector
4. Public expenditure: Externalities
5. Supply/demand of public goods
6. Market failure
7. Public revenue
8. Public choice
9. Fiscal federalism
10. Principles of infrastructure economics & Concepts of infrastructure
11. Economic attributes / characteristics of infrastructure
12. Natural monopolies and regulation
13. Pricing of infrastructure services
14. Infrastructure investment and (longterm) maintenance/operating costs
15. Costs of different spatial structures

Teaching methods

Lecture, slides, literature.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Registration to the lecture is highly recommended as a precondition for admission to the exams and access to the TUWEL online platform for this course.

On the TUWEL platform of this course, all chapters are posted as streams for download.



Course dates

Wed15:00 - 16:0001.04.2020 Virtual Q&As in a web-meeting at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/342262005Questions and answers regarding the course
Thu16:00 - 17:0030.04.2020 Web-Konferenz: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/904909125Virtuelle Fragestunde für FIWI & VWL Vorlesung
Mon16:00 - 17:0022.06.2020 Web-Konference: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/227647037Virtuelle Fragestunde für FIWI & VWL Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Multiple Choice Exam, registration in TISS, based on lecture and presentations by guest lecturers

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.02.2020 00:01 02.04.2020 23:59 02.04.2020 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning Mandatory2. Semester
033 266 Environmental Engineering Mandatory6. Semester
033 526 Business Informatics Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Mandatory: exam in Economics (lecture)