Course description

This course deals with the analysis of economic policy measures. Two fundamental questions run like a thread through the course: (i) What market failure is a given measure meant to correct? (ii) What effect did the measure have? These two questions are analysed in the context of various applications. The applications cover many policy areas. Examples include education policy, labour policy, and the design of tax and social security systems.

Peter Nilsson
Arash Nekoei
David Seim

Course administrator: Cecilia von Mentzingen

Course information

Literature: There is no traditional textbook. The course material will be based on journal articles; the reading list is available at the course-site on Mondo. Each class typically emphasizes two papers. These papers will also be the "required reading" for the course. In-depth knowledge of the required reading list is key to pass the exam.