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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
Horas para completar
22 minutos para concluir

Introduction

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Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 leituras
Video1 vídeos
Reading2 leituras
Course syllabus10min
Supplementary reading10min
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Government in a Market Economy

In this lecture we discuss reasons calling for government presence in market economies. We stress key advantages of markets over governments which make privately taken decisions highly efficient in the absence of externalities. The latter significantly distorts the work of market mechanism and lead to inefficient outcomes. We consider possible solutions to this inefficiency which are based either on coasean agreements or on public coercion (governements) and discuss conditions, advantages, and disadvantages related to these solutions....
Reading
5 videos (Total 89 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video5 videos
1.2. Market failures and the Coase theorem24min
1.3. Collective action problem21min
1.4. Correcting externalities14min
1.5. Socially productive and unproductive activities15min
Reading1 leituras
Syllabus10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Problem Set 120min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Design of Government: A Tax Theory Primer

This lecture covers the positive and normative theories of taxation, ways and means to collect public revenues, and existing informational, administrative, political constraints governments have to deal with. We consider lump sum tax as first best option which implementation in practice, unfortunately, is severely restricted by informational asymmetry. Then follows a cursory introduction into one of the most beautiful (but also most technically complex) parts of public economics which characterizes optimal tax schedules minimizing welfare losses subject to information constraints; such analysis is carried out in the so-called Mirrlees economy. Another focal point of the lecture is the role of elasticity in selecting taxes and how the concept of elasticity can be applied to the analysis of time inconsistency in taxation....
Reading
7 videos (Total 100 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video7 videos
2.2. Power and Limitations of Lump-Sum30min
2.3. Selecting Tax Schedule8min
2.4. Complexity vs. Simplicity12min
2.5. The Role of Elasiticity22min
2.6. Political Constraints4min
2.7. Protection from Leviathan6min
Reading1 leituras
Syllabus10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Problem Set 220min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Scope of Government

In this lecture we discuss how governments perform their key functions such as public regulation and public service delivery using three cases. In the first case, we discuss alternative means to control externalities by considering situations when private firms could cause harm to third parties (employees, customers, local communities etc.). These means include (a) imposing mandatory requirements upon firms to take precautionary measures, (b) allowing damaged parties to sue firms in the court of law, and (c) leaving such incidents to Coase-style private solutions. In the second case, we compare two modalities of public service delivery, namely in-house, by government agencies, or through outsourcing to private sector firms. Finally, we discuss the phenomenon of regulatory capture when wealthy elites unnecessarily complicate and obstruct the entry into the formal sector. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 96 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video5 videos
3.2. Controlling Externalities: Litigation vs. Regulation23min
3.3. The Role of Administrative Capacity16min
3.4. Outsourcing of Public Services31min
3.5. Regulatory Capture19min
Reading1 leituras
Syllabus10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Problem Set 320min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Politics of Public Economics

This lecture begins with an analysis of how public economic policies differ from each other in democracies and autocracies. We next turn to politics of public economics in democracies and begin with the classical result about non-existence of a universal rule of democratic aggregation of preferences (Arrow's impossibility theorem). Then introduce so-called single-peaked preferences and discuss the role of median voter in collective decision making. Another problem occurs in polarized societies where even economically optimal democratic choice leaves people far to the left and/or far to the right from the median quite unhappy with a majority will. Possible solutions include restricting democratic procedures to smaller and hopefully more homogenous groups and charging user fees for a public good. We discuss the costs and benefits of these two approaches....
Reading
6 videos (Total 95 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video6 videos
4.2. "Invisible political hand"9min
4.3. Democracy and autocracy compared15min
4.4. Preference aggregation problem12min
4.5. Single-peaked preferences and majority rule23min
4.6. Public goods: jointly or separately?19min
Reading1 leituras
Syllabus10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Problem Set 420min

Instrutores

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Leonid Polishchuk

Professor
Department of Applied Economics

Sobre National Research University Higher School of Economics

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the top research universities in Russia. Established in 1992 to promote new research and teaching in economics and related disciplines, it now offers programs at all levels of university education across an extraordinary range of fields of study including business, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, international relations, law, Asian studies, media and communications, IT, mathematics, engineering, and more. Learn more on www.hse.ru...

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