Theoretical and empirical issues in taxation and redistribution, with a particular emphasis on the U.S. experience. Major topics covered include the theory of optimal income taxation and transfer program design; U.S. anti-poverty and income support programs; taxes and labor supply among both low- and high-income individuals; taxable income elasticities; tax incidence and efficiency; and individual savings behavior, in particular as it relates to taxation and public policy.

Prerequisite: ECON751.
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Audit

Course Offerings

    Spring 2024Instructor: Melissa Kearney
    Spring 2023Instructor: Melissa Kearney
    Spring 2022Instructor: Melissa Kearney
    Spring 2021Instructor: Melissa Kearney