28 May 2018 / 10:00 to 17:00
May 2018

Doctoral course on public economics

On 28 May to 1 June, University of Tampere, VATT Institute for Economic Research, and UCFS at Uppsala University , jointly host a doctoral course on public economics. Under the SA-TIED project, selected SARS and NT staff have been invited to participate in this 5-day, intensive course covering some of the fundamental topics in modern public economics.

During the course, participants will be taught and inspired by some of the leading researchers on public economics in the Nordic countries. Topics include welfare economics, inequality analysis, normative aspects of redistributive systems, and recent empirical approaches in estimating key behavioral responses to tax instruments.


Day 1 – Monday 28 May

09:00–11:30 Kaisa Kotakorpi: Welfare economic basis
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:30–15:00 Markus Jäntti: Measuring inequality

Day 2 – Tuesday 29 May

09:00–11:30 Matti Tuomala: Optimal income tax and transfer policy I
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:30–15:00 Håkan Selin: Labour supply

Day 3 – Wednesday 30 May

09:00–11:30 Håkan Selin: Elasticity of taxable income
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:30–15:00 Spencer Bastani Optimal income tax and transfer policy II

Day 4 – Thursday 31 May

09:00–11:30 Jukka Pirttilä: Tax evasion
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:30–15:00 Jukka Pirttilä: Tax and development

Day 5 – Friday 1 June

09:00–11:30 Spencer Bastani: Capital income taxation
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:30–15:00 Eva Mörk: Behavioral public finance