14.41 Public Finance and Public Policy
Explores the role of government in the economy, applying tools of basic microeconomics to answer important policy questions such as government response to global warming, school choice by K-12 students, Social Security versus private retirement savings accounts, government versus private health insurance, setting income tax rates for individuals and corporations. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has 14.01 as a prerequisite.
14.41 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by J. Gruber.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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