Econ 681b. Public Finance II

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Course Type: 
Graduate
Course term: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Instructor(s): 

This course covers areas of active empirical research and research methods on the effects of taxes and government spending programs. 

Specific topics that will be covered include inequality, income and capital taxation, social insurance programs (Social Security, Disability Insurance, Unemployment Insurance) and intergenerational links in economic opportunities.

As estimated dynamic models are central for understanding the welfare effects of social insurance programs the course will include practical sessions on computational methods for solving them and estimating their parameters.

Semester offered: 
Spring