Public Choice

Master Module (MW 25.1)
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Lecture: Mondays, 10-12 a.m. starting 03.04.23, HS 9 (Carl-Zeiss-Str 3)

Exercise: Thursdays, 10-12 a.m. starting 27.04.23, HS 8 (Carl-Zeiss-Str 3)

Please register for both the lecture and the exercise on Friedolin and formally register for the exam of this course via Friedolin. If you register for the exercise on Friedolin, you will be automatically assigned to the Moodle Room You will be able to drop out of this class by notifying us until the submission deadline of the Learning Diary.

If you miss to resign, you will be graded even if you have not handed in your learning diary and/or participated in the Single Choice test. For dropping out, please email Sebastian Schuhmann (, with Anett Dörfler [] in CC).


Basics of Public Choice, selected topics in advanced Public Choice analysis, theory of policy reform, European institutions, application of Public Choice theory

Organizational Matters
  •  Method of teaching: lectures; exercises
  •  Compulsorily elective / elective within the study programmes of Economics (M.Sc., M.Ec.), Business Administration (M.Sc.), Business and Economic Education (M.Sc.)
  •  6 ECTS, Code: MW 25.1

All materials and further information will be provided on Moodle ( link)


The examination in the course Public Choice will take place in two separate examination parts where each will make up 50 percent of the final grade each: A Learning Diary (1000 words) and a Single Choice test (30 minutes). For further information regarding the examination please consult Moodle.

To pass the course, students need an average of 4.0 from the Learning Diary and Single Choice test combined. Not submitting the learning diary or not participating in the Single Choice test will let to the respective part of the examination being graded with a 5.0.

Main Exam:

Date: 14.07.2023, 12-14 Uhr in HS 2

Registration: Via Friedolin

Review: TBA

Retake Exam:

There will be no re-take of the exam.