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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks, 6-8 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings
1 video
2 readings
Course syllabus10m
Supplementary reading10m
2 hours to complete

Government in a Market Economy

5 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.2. Market failures and the Coase theorem24m
1.3. Collective action problem21m
1.4. Correcting externalities14m
1.5. Socially productive and unproductive activities15m
1 reading
Syllabus10m
1 practice exercise
Problem Set 120m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Design of Government: A Tax Theory Primer

7 videos (Total 100 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2. Power and Limitations of Lump-Sum30m
2.3. Selecting Tax Schedule8m
2.4. Complexity vs. Simplicity12m
2.5. The Role of Elasiticity22m
2.6. Political Constraints4m
2.7. Protection from Leviathan6m
1 reading
Syllabus10m
1 practice exercise
Problem Set 220m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Scope of Government

5 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2. Controlling Externalities: Litigation vs. Regulation23m
3.3. The Role of Administrative Capacity16m
3.4. Outsourcing of Public Services31m
3.5. Regulatory Capture19m
1 reading
Syllabus10m
1 practice exercise
Problem Set 320m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Politics of Public Economics

6 videos (Total 95 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
4.2. "Invisible political hand"9m
4.3. Democracy and autocracy compared15m
4.4. Preference aggregation problem12m
4.5. Single-peaked preferences and majority rule23m
4.6. Public goods: jointly or separately?19m
1 reading
Syllabus10m
1 practice exercise
Problem Set 420m
4.5
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Leonid Polishchuk

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Department of Applied Economics

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