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.)




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.