Empirical Public Economics

Instructor: 
Time I: 
Wednesday,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue I: 
Freie Universität, HS 104a (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. 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: The measurement of the distribution effects of taxes and transfers, treatment effects estimation of policy reforms, structural estimation of labor supply models with taxes, and the empirical ex-ante evaluation of tax-benefit reforms. The course assumes knowledge of applied microeconometrics.

Literature: Journal articles
Exam (written?): 2 hours final exam; term paper

Credits: 
6.00
Program: 
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Affiliation: 
Freie Universität Berlin
End date of the whole course: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00pm