|Date||Lecture||Textbook and required readings||Additional Material||Tutorial (R12-1, CR403)|
Rosen chaps. 1-3
Practice problems on taxation
Tutorial on mathematical methods (background, not required)
|September 18||Tax avoidance and excess burden||Rosen chap. 15
*Feldstein (JPE, 1995)
Oates, Wallace E., and Robert M. Schwab. 2015. "The Window Tax: A Case Study in Excess Burden." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 29 (1): 163-80.
|Is this what I sound like?
|September 25||Tax incidence||
Rosen chap. 14; Gruber chap. 19
|October 2||Income distribution I||Rosen chap. 17-17; Gruber chap. 17-18||
What important problem with UBI does this discussion ignore?
|October 9||Taxation and income distribution II||
Gruber chap. 18
*Saez and Veall, 2005, "The Evolution of High Incomes in Northern America: Lessons from Canadian Evidence"
P. Diamond and E. Saez, 2011, "The case for a progressive tax: From basic research to policy recommendations".
One percent of the U of T professors says 50 percent of the
stupid things -- which is also not what "Pareto distribution"
Find two mathematical errors in Jordan Peterson's lecture. What is his moral argument here and how does he use pseudo-mathematics to advance his case?
|Take up PS1|
Chap. 5. and 6.1-6.2
*Parry and Small, 2005,"Does Britain or the United States Have the Right Gasoline Tax?", AER.
Problem set #2
Sample midterm #1
Sample midterm #2
|October 23||Midterm exam|
|October 30||Externalities II||*Gilbert E. Metcalf, "Market-Based Policy Options to Control U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions," JEP, 2009.||
Dale Beugin and Chris Ragan,
The real costs and benefits of
carbon pricing, MacLean's, Apr 30, 2018
Although I hope it's unnecessary, here is a rebuttal.
|Take up midterm|
|November 6||Fall break|
|November 13||Public goods||Rosen chap. 4; Gruber chap. 7
Problem set #3
|November 20||Class debates||Extra session for class debates - all should attend! ----->||class debates|
*D. C. Mueller, 2003, "The size of government," Public Choice III, chap 21.
|December 4||Public choice||Chap. 8
*C. Mulligan et al., "Do democracies have different public policies than non-democracies?" JEP, 2004.
||Take up PS3; Exam prep|