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14.471 Public Economics I
Theory and evidence on government taxation policy. Topics include tax incidence; optimal tax theory; the effect of taxation on labor supply and savings; corrective taxes for externalities; taxation and corporate behavior; and tax expenditure policy.
14.472 Public Economics II
Theory and evidence on government expenditure policy. Topics include the theory of public goods; social insurance programs such as social security and unemployment insurance; health care policy; redistribution and the welfare state.
14.473 Public Policy in Health Economics
Theory and evidence on the economics of the health care sector. Particular focus on the causes and consequences of rising health expenditures; technological change and productivity in the health care sector; and the impact of health insurance.
14.474 Advanced Topics in Public Economics
Introduction to current research in public economics, with a focus on the impact of taxation and government policy on household and firm behavior.