14.41 Public Economics, Fall 2002
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The study of the role of the government in the US economy. Topics include externalities and the environment; government-provided goods such as education; social insurance programs such as Social Security; government provision of health insurance; redistribution and welfare programs; and the design and implications of tax policy. From the course home page: Course Description This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy, the extent of that intervention, and the response of private agents to the government’s actions.
public sector, public finance, regulation, social security, welfare, taxation, Finance, Public, Fiscal policy