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four_supervisions_2011 - Applied Welfare Economics: Second...

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Four Suggested Supervision Assignments Supervision assignment 1 First best policy rules, tax incidence and deadweight cost. 1. Consider a small open economy. The economy exports a good x 1 . The Production of the good generates pollution. Pollution per unit of output alternatives: a production tax or an export tax. Which of the two would for a given amount of production by investing in abatement. Could the government do better than using either the production or export tax? 2. How is the incidence of the property tax shared between landlords and impact on the distribution of the welfare e/ects of property taxes. In this planning rules (which would make it easier for developers to build new houses)? 3. The elatisticity of labour supply is a good guide to the design of optimal
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2011 for the course ECONOMICS paper 1 taught by Professor Aidt during the Spring '11 term at Cambridge.

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