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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

The Excess Burden of Taxation

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Introduction2m
1.1  Social Efficiency: Consumer/Producer Surplus13m
1.2 The Excess Burden of Taxation: Administrative and Compliance Costs, Evasion and Planning5m
1.3 Excess Burden: The Change in Relative Prices4m
1.4  Measuring the Excess Burden of Tax: Focusing on Consumer Surplus5m
1.5 Measuring the Excess Burden of Tax: Focusing on Producer Surplus4m
1.6 Measuring the Excess Burden of Tax: Consumer and Producer Surplus5m
3 readings
Before we begin10m
Recommanded Books10m
Recommended Reading - Week 110m
1 practice exercise
week 110m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Tax Incidence: Who Bears the Economic Burden of a Tax?

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2  Examples of Specific Taxes and Subsidies and their Unintuitive Burden7m
2.3 What Determines the Tax Incidence?5m
2.4 Elasticityof Capital Supply Assuming full Mobility Across Borders4m
2.5 Who Bears the Burden of Corporate Tax: Shareholders ?11m
2.6 Who Bears the Burden of Corporate Tax: Employees? Consumers? All Capital Owners?4m
1 reading
Recommended Reading - Week 210m
1 practice exercise
week 210m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Progressivity: Definition and Ways to Achieve

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2 Redistributing Income Using Increasing Marginal Tax Rates6m
3.3 Achieving Progressivity Through Tax System without Increasing Marginal Tax Rates2m
3.4 Achieving Progressivity with a Deduction7m
3.5 Achieving Progressivity with a Grant (or Public Good)5m
1 reading
Recommended Reading - Week 310m
1 practice exercise
week 310m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Low Income, Low Ability and the Optimal Income Tax Model

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
4.2 Low Income Levels are Often Subject to Very High Marginal Tax Rates5m
4.3 An Interview with prof. Dan Shaviro4m
4.4 Taxing Ability, Not Income: “Tagging” and Transfers In-Kind4m
4.5 Taxing Ability, Not Income: Welfare Ordeals4m
4.6 Designing an Optimal Tax and Transfer System: The Model's Intuition6m
4.7 Understanding the Intuition of the Optimal Income Tax Model: No Government Intervention9m
1 reading
Recommanded Reading - week 410m
1 practice exercise
week 410m

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