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Advanced Topics in Economic Policy

  • Teacher(s):   L.Kotlikoff  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 3 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2021-2022, 0.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programme: Master of Science (MSc) in Economics
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Objectives

This 3 credits Advanced Topics in Economic Policy (ATEP) course is offered in 2021 only, over a 4-weeks period, and is taught by Prof. Larry Kotlikoff of Boston University, a renowned expert on policy analysis. ATEP is opened to second-year MScE, as well as other MSc students (with instructor's consent). It aims to provide advanced analysis of relevant policy topics in both Macro, and Micro subjects.

Contents

  1. Why low interest rates don't justify Ponzi schemes?
  2. The Future of Global Economic Power
  3. Using Economics, Not Religion to Address Climate Change
  4. Measuring Inequality, Fiscal Progressivity, and the Poverty Lock Correctly
  5. Keeping the EU from Fiscal Implosion with Equity-Financed Banking
  6. Is the U.S. on a Fast Path to Argentina?
  7. Automating Household Consumption and Labor Supply Decisions
  8. Economics-Based Personal Financial Planning -- Moving Economics from Description to Prescription

Pre-requisites

This course is opened to second-year MScE, as well as other MSc students (with instructor's consent). Knowledge of standard economics tools.

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:
  • Term paper
  • Student presentations

Retake

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:
  • TBD
  • TBD


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