ECON752: Public Economics II

Theoretical and empirical issues in taxation and redistribution, with a particular emphasis on the U.S. experience. Major topics covered include the theory of optimal income taxation and transfer program design; U.S. anti-poverty and income support programs; taxes and labor supply among both low- and high-income individuals; taxable income elasticities; tax incidence and efficiency; and individual savings behavior, in particular as it relates to taxation and public policy.
Prerequisite: ECON751.
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular , Audit
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Melissa Kearney
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Melissa Kearney View Syllabus