AØKA08185U Tax Policy
The course gives an overview on the basic models used to analyze
the efficiency implications and optimal design of tax policy. The
course puts emphasis on linking formal analysis to empirical
analysis and to discuss implications of theoretical and empirical
findings for real world tax policy.
Questions addressed in the course include:
- How do income taxes affect labor supply and savings decisions by households?
- Who bears the burden of consumption and income taxes?
- What is the optimal design of tax-transfer systems?
- How should environmental externalities be treated by the tax system?
- What are the implications of behavioural economics for tax policy?
- How is firm behavior affected by corporate taxes?
- Do firms successfully avoid paying taxes in a global economy?
At the end of the course students should be able to formulate their own research questions and to set up models which are appropriate in answering these questions.
To obtain grade 12 the student must demonstrate these skills to perfection.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, 3 hours under invigilationWritten, taken place at Peter Bangs Vej 36
- Exam registration requirements
- Students are asked to give a short overview on a research paper. No written material has to be handed in.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
100 % censurship
- Exam period
- Will be updated before the start of the semester
- Same as ordinary. But if only a few students have registered for the re-exam, the exam might change to an oral exams with a synopsis to be handed in. This means that the examination date also will change.