Finances et politiques publiques en Suisse

Milad Zarin-Nejadan et Alain Schönenberger

UNINE_IRENE_Slatkine Zarin_Finances..jpgEditions: Slatkine (Genève), 2022

ISBN 978-2-8321-1144-4

548 pages

This book provides an overview of public sector economics and an analysis of major governmental programmes with a focus on Switzerland. Sound public finance and management has been a major concern in industrialised countries for several decades. More recently, it has grown in importance as a result of the acceleration of economic globalisation, the recurrence of financial and health crises as well as the challenges of population ageing and global warming. The approach pursued in the 13 chapters of the book is both positive (how do State interventions influence the behaviour of firms and househlods?) and normative (how should State interventions be designed to have the best chance of achieving their purpose?) The collection of thematic chapters, which can be read separately, provides a broad overview of the economic role of the State and the mechanisms by which it operates, illustrating how economic methodology can be used to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public policies. The book is enriched by several years of teaching experience accumulated by its authors in the framework of public executive courses given at the University of Neuchâtel.

Eléments de macro-économie

Milad Zarin-Nejadan

UNINE_IRENE edes-zarin_macro économie_2019.jpgEditions EdES (Neuchâtel), 2019

ISBN 978-2-8399-2611-9

This book, intended primarily for first-year Bachelor's degree students in economics and related disciplines, is a broad yet rigorous introduction to macroeconomic analysis and policy. Its objective is to familiarise the students with the conceptual and quantitative representation of aggregate economic activity, helping them to understand the real and monetary determinants of cyclical fluctuations, including the role of the State in this process. A particular attention is paid to analysing the consequences of macroeconomic (i.e. fiscal and monetary) policies. The methodological approach used in the book is mainly graphical and intuitive, making this textbook also accessible to a wider audience.

Economie et finances publiques

Luc Weber, Milad Zarin-Nejadan et Alain Schönenbrger

Unine_IRENE_Economica-zarin_eco et finances publiques.jpgEditions: Economica (Paris), 2017

ISBN 978-2-7178-6953-8

480 pages

This book is devoted to the economic analysis of government as an institutional sector. With its share of GDP quadrupling over the past century, the public sector now plays a major role in (mixed) market economies. The omnipresence of the State has long aroused the interest of researchers in the social sciences and law. While it is true that the governance of the State is often dominated by political power struggles and lobbying activities of pressure groups, sound economic analysis of the role of government in modern societies requires a rigorous examination of its tasks without ideological preconceptions. Economics and its sub-disciplines devoted more specifically to the study of the public sector provide a structured frame of reference by systematically analysing real-life situations in the light of economic theory and proposing science-based welfare-enhancing solutions.

Analyse micro-économique

Milad Zarin-Nejadan

UNINE_IRENE_edes_zarin_micro_2010.jpgEditions: EdES (Neuchâtel), 2010, 3e édition

ISBN 978-2-8399-0744-6

This book, intended primarily for second-year Bachelor's degree students in economics and related disciplines, aims at deepening and broadening the basic concepts of microeconomic theory and policy acquired in the framework of an introductory course. It deals with the foundations of consumer and producer behaviour, leading to the derivation of supply and demand functions, and then to the analysis of price formation as well as welfaire in markets under perfect and imperfect competition, both in short-run and long-run perspectives. The book also covers the basic general equilibrium model. A particular attention is paid to the analysis of the consequences of State interventions on vairous markets, including public policies devoted to mitigating market failures.