Econ 230: Graduate Public Economics (2019)

This is the second of two courses in the graduate public economics sequence at Berkeley. The first part is taught by Emmanuel Saez. The second part will cover inequality, the distribution and taxation of wealth, and the challenges that tax systems face in a globalized world.

Course material (including exams, solutions, grade statistics) for previous year available here

Spring 2019 Syllabus

Lecture 1: The structure of inequality, taxes, and transfers
Lecture 2: Models of the wealth distribution
Lecture 3: Capital taxation over time and across countries
Lecture 4: The challenges of taxing capital in a globalized world
Lecture 5: Tax evasion
Lecture 6: Environmental public economics (Joe Shapiro)

Problem set 2 (due April 1st). Solutions.
Final exam (May 6th). Solutions.