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WWS 593i The Future of Fiscal Policy: American Economic Policy Debates

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

This course will evaluate fiscal policies that governments will likely consider in the 21st century, from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. Recent economic developments (including technological change, the rise of robots, and geographic sorting) present many challenges for policymakers. After briefly reviewing some of these developments, the course will focus on assessing several likely policy responses: taxing capital and top-income earners, the safety net and redistribution, and place-based policies that aim to address spatial disparities in opportunity.

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WWS 593j: Combining Theory and Data to Evaluate Policy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Many key policy debates, including raising top taxes, EITC expansion, and health insurance reform, involve assessing how policy changes would affect economic activity, government budgets, and the distribution of resources. This course will explore several policy areas and focus on applied economic and empirical methods to show how economists combine theory and data to evaluate such policies. The goal is to...

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WWS 593i The Future of Fiscal Policy: American Economic Policy Debates

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

This course will evaluate fiscal policies that governments will likely consider in the 21st century, from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. Recent economic developments (including technological change, the rise of robots, and geographic sorting) present many challenges for policymakers. After briefly reviewing some of these developments, the course will focus on assessing several likely policy responses: taxing capital and top-income earners, the safety net and redistribution, and place-based policies that aim to address spatial disparities in opportunity.