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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 14.471 (Fall 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Public Economics I 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Economics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. James Poterba
    Prof. Ivan Werning 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 14.471 Public Economics I

    Fall 2007

    Course Highlights

    14.471 Public Economics I

    Fall 2007

    Photograph of a sign advertising income tax preparation.
    Income taxes prepared here. (Image courtesy of suttonhoo on Flickr.)

    Course Description

    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.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m and .xls.


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