14.471 | Fall 2012 | Graduate

Public Economics I

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.
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets with Solutions
Lecture Notes
Photograph of a white sign with black print advertising income tax preparation.
A sign advertising tax preparation services. (Courtesy of suttonhoo on Flickr. CC-BY-NC-SA.)