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    ECON 242: Graduate Public Economics II -- Lecture Notes (Spring 2014)

    Part I: Static Tax Policy

    Nonlinear Income Taxation
    Taxation of Top Incomes
    Commodity Taxation

    Part II: Dynamic Tax Policy

    Linear Capital Taxation, Tax Smoothing and Debt Policy
    Nonlinear Capital Taxation
    Taxation Without Commitment
    Bequest Taxation

    Part III: Social Insurance Design

    Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets
    Optimal Social Insurance Design: Sufficient Statistics
    Optimal Timing of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
    Social Insurance with Endogenous Private Insurance Markets
    Government Interventions in Health Insurance and Health Care

    Problem Sets

    Problem Set 1
    Problem Set 2
    Problem Set 3
    Problem Set 4
    Problem Set 5