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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21


ECON 48 Topics in Public Economics

This seminar explores pressing public policy issues using the theoretical and empirical tools of public economics. The course begins with a review of research design and relevant econometric techniques. We then move on to in-depth explorations in selected topic areas, with a focus on the U.S. Topics vary from year to year but have recently included public goods and externalities; finance, accountability, and choice in K-12 education; behavioral and external effects of the cash and near-cash social safety net or of tax policy; and moral hazard and welfare impacts of social insurance. Will require writing a major empirical paper.

Instructor

Cascio, Petre

Prerequisite

ECON 20, ECON 21, ECON 22 and ECON 28

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC

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