Archived Versions

14.472 Public Economics II

As taught in: Spring 2004

A scan of a Social Security card.

Example of a Social Security Card. (Image adapted from U.S. Social Security by Daniel Bersak.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Jonathan Gruber

Prof. Peter Diamond

Course Features

Course Description

This course covers theory and evidence on government expenditure policy-- topics include: The theory of public goods; Education; State and local public goods; Political economy; Redistribution and welfare policy; Social insurance programs such as social security and unemployment insurance; and Health care policy.