Empirical Public Economics

Instructor: 
Time I: 
Tuesday,
03:15pm to 05:45pm
Venue I: 
FU Berlin, Garystraße 21, ro0m tba.
Description: 

The aim of the course is to teach students how to interpret empirical research in public economics and to apply modern econometric methods commonly used in the field. Topics covered include: Effects of taxes and government transfers on labor supply and savings behavior of households; taxable income literature; welfare analysis of tax reforms; incentive and welfare effects of social insurance programs. Empirical approaches covered in the course include both structural and non-structural estimation methodologies, such as “natural experiments”, treatment effects estimation, ex-ante policy evaluation and microsimulation.

Literature: Journal articles

Exam: final exam; research paper

Credits: 
6.00
Program: 
Semester: 
Spring 2013
Affiliation: 
Freie Universität Berlin
End date of the whole course: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 5:45pm