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What do we Need a State For?

Dear students, We are delighted that you have chosen to take our course 'Economic Growth and Distributive Justice'. We hope that you will not only benefit from the broad knowledge it offers, but also (or maybe, above all) profoundly enjoy the learning process. This week's lecture, the first in the course, will focus on a question you are all familiar with, or at least, with some version of it: Ask not what you can do for the state; ask what the state can do for you. We will try to answer this question, while introducing basic ideas and terminologies related to economics, law, philosophy, psychology, sociology and more. The notion of HAPPINESS will be a major theme, as it is the ultimate answer to the question above. As part of the discussion, we will touch upon diverse issues such as: defining happiness; finding out what makes us happy; and what the state can do to maximize the individuals’ wellbeing. We will discuss market failures such as externalities and free-riding on public goods, and understand the role of the state in overcoming them. So, are you ready? Let's begin! Please take a few minutes to fill in the Welcome Survey that will help us get to know you better. The teaching team Economic Growth and Distributive Justice

12 vídeos ((Total 68 mín.)), 2 leituras, 1 teste
12 videos
1.1 What is the Policymaker’s Goal?7min
1.2 Maximizing Happinness: The case of Bhutan7min
1.3 The Experiencing Self vs. the Remembering Self 3min
1.4 How Can the State Promote its Goal?6min
1.5 The Ultimatum Game6min
1.6 Financing Public Goods 5min
1.7 Providing Public Goods4min
1.8 Internalizing Externalities8min
1.9 Climate Change 11min
2 leituras
Recommended Books10min
Recommended Reading - Week 110min
1 exercício prático
week 110min
1 hora para concluir

The Relationship between Efficiency and Distributive Justice

Dear students, We are happy to meet you all again, in the second week of our course 'Economic Growth and Distributive Justice'. We hope you enjoyed last week's session, and encourage you to continue participating actively. This week's lecture will delve deeper into the concepts of 'Economic Growth' and 'Distributive Justice'. Prof. Margalioth will take you on a short journey around the world, exploring rich and poor countries, describing veritable miracles that have taken place in some of them, and teaching you the intuition of the ECONOMIC GROWTH MODEL. The discussion will go on to analyze the complex correlation between EQUALITY and EFFICIENCY, using colorful examples such as desert islands, plane crashes and leaking buckets. Finally, the lecture will present a number of theoretical frameworks, through which one can think about these two focal concepts. Aren't you excited? So let's begin week 2! Wishing you all a great learning experience, The teaching team Economic Growth and Distributive Justice

8 vídeos ((Total 50 mín.)), 1 leitura, 1 teste
8 videos
2.2 The Intuition of the Economic Growth Model6min
2.3 Innovation (technology) as the Key to Economic Growth6min
2.4 When Efficiency Promotes Equality4min
2.5 When Inequality is Inefficient5min
2.6 When Policy is Counter-Intuitive: The Classic Example of Comparative Advantage9min
2.7 When there is a Trade-off Between Efficiency and Equality3min
2.8 Using the Leaky Bucket Parable to Explain what is a Social Welfare Function5min
1 leituras
Recommended Reading - Week 210min
1 exercício prático
Week 210min
1 hora para concluir

Demonstrating Implications of Different Ethical Theories

Dear students, Thank you for joining us on the third week of the course 'Economic Growth and Distributive Justice'. This week Prof. Margalioth will teach you the main theories of distributive justice, explain how we can choose between them, and discuss their relative strengths and weaknesses. Then he will show you why the value of a dollar is not necessarily, or perhaps, necessarily not, the same for different individuals, using a term you should already be familiar with – MARGINAL UTILITY. Then we will present an eye-opening example – of one poor guy named Bob, who has been involved in a traffic accident – to show you why the conventional ANALYSIS OF TAXATION, used by policymakers all around the world to achieve Economic Growth and Distributive Justice, should be replaced with an alternative, much better analysis - to be presented in next week's class. Let's begin week 3! Economic Growth and Distributive Justice team

8 vídeos ((Total 49 mín.)), 1 leitura, 1 teste
8 videos
3.2 Distributive Justice Theories: Maximin6min
3.3 Distributive Justice Theories: Egalitarianism and Weighted Utilitarianism6min
3.4 Understanding the Concept of Diminishing Marginal Utility from Consumption6min
3.5 Policy Implications of Assuming Diminishing Marginal Utility from Consumption4min
3.6 Illustrating Utilitarianism with a Real Life Example: Presenting the example2min
3.7 Conventional Analysis of Taxing Damages Paid for Loss of Earnings10min
3.8 Conventional Analysis of Taxing Damages for Medical Expenses and for Pain and Suffering5min
1 leituras
Recommended Reading - Week 310min
1 exercício prático
week 310min
2 horas para concluir

Distributive Justice: Measurement and Implications

Dear students, In the first part of this week's class we will discuss the policy question posed in lecture number 3, and offer a solution based on the methodology we are studying in this course. As we hope you will see, this methodology, which focuses on maximizing wellbeing, provides you (our policymakers) with clear answers. We will then move on to the question of measurement: what should we measure when assessing the level of Distributive Justice in society? So let's begin week 4! The team of Economic Growth and Distributive Justice

9 vídeos ((Total 65 mín.)), 2 leituras, 2 testes
9 videos
4.2 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing Damages for Lost Earnings10min
4.3 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing the Reimbursement of Medical Expenses7min
4.4 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing Damages for Pain and Suffering8min
4.5 The Policy Process: Summarizing what we've learnt from the Real Life Example4min
4.6 Accounting for the Fact that People Live in Families8min
4.7 Measuring Income Inequality9min
4.8  Defining and Measuring Poverty10min
Conclusion of Part I2min
2 leituras
Recommended Reading - Week 410min
What's next?10min
2 exercícios práticos
week 410min
Final Exam20min
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Principais avaliações do Economic Growth and Distributive Justice Part I -The Role of the State

por KMar 13th 2018


por NAApr 13th 2019

It gives you a holistic view on how policymakers should design the Government policy to promote happiness and social welfare. Very informative and easy to understand.



Professor Yoram Y. Margalioth

The Buchmann Faculty of Law

Sobre Universidade de Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest institution of higher learning – with over 30,000 students and more than 125 schools and departments in nine faculties. Global in outlook and impact, it is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities, as well as the top 20 institutions in terms of scientific citations. A spirit of openness and innovation is evident in all of TAU's teaching and research activities, breaking down barriers between disciplines, and boldly striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges....

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