Public Economics, Fourth Mini, Spring 2019


Monday 3.30pm, Tuesday 10.00am, Hanson 4-168.



Tuesday March 12th                         Ramsey Taxation; Atkeson, Chari and Kehoe     “Taxing Capital Income: A Bad Idea” My Notes


Monday March 25th                          Ramsey Taxation: Straub and Werning 2018       “Positive Long Run Capital Taxation: Chamley-Judd Revisited”       Slides    Notes


Tuesday March 26th                         Mirrlees Taxation                                                     Notes


Monday April 1st                              Mirrlees Taxation                                                     “Optimal Income Taxation: Mirrlees Meets Ramsey”


Tuesday April 2nd                            Dynamic Mirrlees Taxation                                    Job Boerma’s Notes

                                                                                                                                                Insurance and Taxation over the Life Cycle”: Farhi and Werning


Monday April 8th                             Mirrleesian Wealth Taxation: Shourideh             “Optimal Taxation of Wealthy Households”


Tuesday April 9th                             Ramsey Wealth Taxation: Guvenen et al.            “Use It or Lose It: Efficiency Gains from Wealth Taxation”

                                                                                                                                                Capitalists in the 21st Century”: Smith et al.


Monday April 15th                           Redistributive Taxation                                          “Consumption and Labor Supply with Partial Insurance”: Heathcote, Storesletten and Violante


Tuesday April 16th                           Redistributive Taxation Continued                      “Optimal Tax Progressivity: An Analytical Framework”: Heathcote, Storesletten and Violante


Monday April 22nd                           Computational Tools for Life Cycle Models       Notes


Tuesday April 23rd                                                                                                               “The Rise in US Earnings Inequality: Does the Cycle Drive the Trend?” Heathcote, Perri and Violante


Monday April 29th                           Retirement and Social Security                              “The Effects of Health, Wealth and Wages on Labour Supply and Retirement” French