ECON9620 – Topics in public economics

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Subtitle autumn 2019: "Methods and Applications in Public Economics and Labor"  by Attila Lindner

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The course will teach various topics within public economics, normally with selected tax issues as the core content. Examples may be optimal tax design, tax funding of publicly provided public and private goods and assessment of policy reforms. Both normative and positive aspects of public policy will be covered. The specific topics to be addressed will vary as will the blend of theoretical and empirical approaches.  


This course is offered to PhD candidates at the Department of Economics.  Other candidates admitted to a PhD program may apply to take the course, but must be registered at the University of Oslo. 


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Autumn 2019

4 - 8 November 2019


Autumn 2019

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