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EU456 The Economics of  European Social Policy Joan Costa Font Lecture 1 Michaelmas Term 2010
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Course ideas Role of Government Intervention in  Social Policy When? Which Programs? What reasons? To what  extent? Economics  - as a tool/discipline to inform policy and  institutions Europe - Social Europe, Welfare State Project,  Insurance, Financing of Education, Pension and Old Age
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Lecture structure The role of the state in a mixed economy Social insurance  Poverty, inequality and social exclusion  The debate about pensions Motivation, agency and social policy The debate about health and health care Financing higher education Social policy in the post-communist countries   Challenges facing the wider Europe
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Lecture 1: The role of the state in a mixed  economy Objectives Characterising efficiency Market failure:  state intervention for efficiency Government failure Conclusion
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Broad Economic Policy Goals Primary social policy goals Efficiency Productive Allocative Equity Other objectives Social cohesion Responsiveness Quality Accountability
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2010 for the course EU 456 taught by Professor Barr during the Spring '10 term at LSE.

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