20271 - PUBLIC ECONOMICS
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
- the interaction between public policies and the acquisition and development of human capital.
- Taxation and time allocation.
- Gender gaps in the labour market and in politics and policies that attempt to overcome them.
- Public policies in open economy, with a focus on international labour mobility.
- Social security: how demographic changes influence the design, reform and impact of pension systems.
- The Welfare state: an Introduction.
- Education financing and macroeconomic outcomes.
- Public/private schooling and students’ outcomes.
- Human capital accumulation.
- The technology of skill formation.
- The role of early environments and child care policies:
- Time use and public policies.
- Gender gaps.
- Some explanations for the emergence of gender gaps.
- Policies to address the gender gap in the labour market:
- Gender quotas on corporate boards.
- Gender quotas in politics.
- Income inequality and social mobility.
- Public policies in open economies.
- Redistribution and factor mobility.
- The fiscal effect of immigration.
- The assimilation of immigrants.
- Social networks and welfare participation:
- Migration policies and illegal migratio.
- Brain drain vs brain gain.
- Social security.
- Pension system, savings and the labour supply.
- The design and reform of pension systems.
- Welfare state and demographics.
For attending students:
written exam. A presentation based on topics agreed upon during the course can complement part of the written exam. There is the possibily to sit a partial exam.
Most of the course is based on articles from scientific journals and working papers. The compulsory readising are provided at the beginning of the course. A set of slides and lecture notes will be available before classes.