Public Economics I

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MIT Course Number

14.471

As Taught In

Fall 2012

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course covers theory and evidence on government taxation policy. Topics include tax incidence, optimal tax theory, the effect of taxation on labor supply and savings, taxation and corporate behavior, and tax expenditure policy.

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Poterba, James, and Iván Werning. 14.471 Public Economics I, Fall 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/economics/14-471-public-economics-i-fall-2012 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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