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Fall 2017
Feb 23, 2018
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ECON 682 - Public Economics
This course is designed for 2nd year Ph.D. students in economics.  It has two goals: (1) introduce some of the core theoretical and empirical public finance/economics techniques and literature, (2) help students identify thesis topics.  Towards those goals, we will read two types of papers: (1) "classics" that every well-trained public finance economist should know, (2) and new papers that represent new trends and ideas in the field.  Topics will include, but not be limited to, the following: excess burden, optimal tax theory, tax incidence, behavioral responses to taxes, federalism, and externalities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      PHD in Economics

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