Topics in Taxation and Social Insurance

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: courses 11, 101. In-depth examination of selected topics related to current policy debates. Topics vary from year to year but typically emphasize tax policy or social insurance. Topics may include optimal taxation; tax inefficiencies and their implications for labor supply, savings, and investment; income redistribution and personal income tax; corporate taxation and implications for firms' investment and financing decisions; Social Security and SSDI reform; and welfare programs. P/NP or letter grading.

Review Summary

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15-20 hrs/week
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    Quarter Taken: Fall 2021 In-Person
    Grade: A-

    Really interesting class, professor keeps topics relevant and timely. Learned about a lot of ongoing and current tax programs that I didn't know about before. Probably the most eye-opening Econ class I've taken at UCLA. Only class where econ skills/models were applied to really relevant and real-world topics.


Previously taught
23W 21F

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  • No group projects

  • Attendance not required

  • 1 midterm

  • Finals week final

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