Econ 230: Graduate Public Economics (2020)

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 2020 Syllabus

Lecture 1: The structure inequality, taxes, and transfers
Lecture 2: Capital taxation: a historical perspective
Lecture 3: Progressive wealth taxation
Lecture 4: International tax competition and profit shifting
Lecture 5: Tax evasion: information, supply, norms
Lecture 6: Taxation in developing countries

Problem set 2. Solutions.
Final exam. Solutions.