14.471 | Fall 2012 | Graduate

Public Economics I


Introduction to Tax Analysis
1 The Efficiency Costs of Taxation
2 General Equilibrium Tax Incidence
Taxation and Labor Supply—Empirical Work
3 Married Men
4 Taxation and the Labor Supply of Married Women
5 The Earned Income Tax Credit: Taxes and Labor Supply at Low Incomes
6 Tax Rates and Taxable Income
7 Tax Expenditures
Empirical Aspects of Taxing Capital Income
8 Capital Income, Wealth, and Saving Behavior: Stylized Facts and Model Formulation
9 Tax Policy, Rates of Return, and Saving
10 Tax Reform: Income Taxes vs. Consumption Taxes
11 Targeted Tax Subsidies to Saving
Taxation and Firm Behavior
12 Taxation of Corporate Capital: Investment Incentives
13 Taxation and Financial Policy: Debt vs. Equity
14 Taxation and Financial Policy: Payout Policy
Optimal Commodity Taxation
15 Optimal Commodity Taxes: Ramsey and Beyond
16 Optimal Corrective Taxation
17 Optimal Dynamic Taxes: Intertemporal Ramsey Problem
18 Taxation of Labor Income—Theory
19 The Taxation of Capital Income and New Dynamic Public Finance
20 Dynamic Taxation of Labor Income and Insurance
21 Taxation of Intergenerational Transfers (Estate Taxation)

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Fall 2012
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