Empirical Public Economics

Instructor: 
Time I: 
Tuesday,
02:30pm to 05:00pm
Venue I: 
Dep. Economics, Garystr. 21, Berlin-Dahlem
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. The course covers alternative empirical approaches and important topics in empirical public economics. Empirical approaches include both structural and non-structural estimation methodologies. Topics include: distributional analysis and the measurement of inequality; treatment effects estimation of government programs; structural estimation of labor supply models and the effects of personal income taxation; the empirical ex-ante evaluation of tax-benefit reforms. The course assumes some knowledge of applied microeconometrics.

Exam: one written final exam; one term paper, bonus points for paper presentation

Credits: 
6.00
Program: 
Semester: 
Fall 2016
Affiliation: 
Freie Universität Berlin
End date of the whole course: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 5:00pm