Public Economics and Finance

Public Economics and Finance (NYU (New York University) Open Education). This consists of 13 video lectures given by Professor Nirupama Rao. Public finance (also known as public economics) analyzes the impact of public policy on the allocation of resources and the distribution of income in the economy. In this course, you will learn how to use the tools of microeconomics and empirical analysis to analyze the economic effects of public expenditures and taxation. This course requires a working knowledge of certain prerequisite courses, namely Statistics, Microeconomics, and Financial Management.

Lecture 01 - Intro to Public Finance
Lecture 02 - Intro to Taxation
Lecture 03 - Tax Incidence
Lecture 04 - Tax Inefficiencies, Taxes on Labor Supply
Lecture 05 - Taxes on Savings, Capital Gains and Transfers
Lecture 06 - Corporate Taxations
Lecture 07 - Tax Reform
Lecture 08 - Government Budgets
Lecture 09 - Market Failures and Insurance
Lecture 10 - Social Insurance Programs
Lecture 11 - Health Insurance
Lecture 12 - Social Insurance Programs Continued and Welfare Programs
Lecture 13 - Fiscal Federalism and Local Public Finance