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14.471 Public Economics I

As taught in: Fall 2007

Photograph of a sign advertising income tax preparation.

Income taxes prepared here. (Image courtesy of suttonhoo on Flickr.)




Prof. James Poterba

Prof. Iván Werning

Course Description

Theory and evidence on government taxation policy. Topics include tax incidence, optimal tax theory, the effect of taxation on labor supply and savings, taxation and corporate behavior, and tax expenditure policy.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m and .xls.