Public Economics II

A scan of a Social Security card.

Example of a Social Security Card. (Image adapted from U.S. Social Security by Daniel Bersak.)


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Spring 2004



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This course covers theory and evidence on government expenditure policy-- topics include: The theory of public goods; Education; State and local public goods; Political economy; Redistribution and welfare policy; Social insurance programs such as social security and unemployment insurance; and Health care policy.

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Gruber, Jonathan, and Peter Diamond. 14.472 Public Economics II, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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