ECON Political Economy I
Employment Law: Employee Benefits
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Political Economy I
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Tax Policy : Students interested in tax policy and the design of tax systems should consider taking 1 or more tax courses offered by the Economics Department. This course considers issues of economic policy such as income taxation and redistribution of income and wealth, among other topics.
General course Description:
Positive and normative theories of political economy. Positive topics include direct democracy, electoral competition, legislative policy making, agenda setting, lobbying, comparative constitutions, and intergenerational politics, with applications to income taxation, redistribution, and the size of government. Normative topics include social choice theory with and without interpersonal comparisons, Pareto efficiency with public goods, potential Pareto improvements, welfare measurement, cost benefit analysis, and analysis of economic policy reform.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law