Public Finance and Public Policy

A sepia toned photograph of United States currency.

Photograph of U.S. currency. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)


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Fall 2010



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Explores the role of government in the economy, applying tools of basic microeconomics to answer important policy questions such as government response to global warming, school choice by K-12 students, Social Security versus private retirement savings accounts, government versus private health insurance, setting income tax rates for individuals and corporations.

Jonathan Gruber. 14.41 Public Finance and Public Policy, Fall 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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