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Economics of Tax Policy - LAWS6984

Year - 2020

The objective of the unit is to provide an understanding of the modern economics approach to the analysis of tax policy. The unit defines the role of taxation within the framework of welfare economics and examines the social and economic effects of reforms drawing on available empirical evidence. Particular attention is given to the evaluation of current policies and proposed reforms in terms of distributional outcomes and efficiency costs due to disincentive effects on labour supply, saving and investment. Topics covered include: taxation of labour income, consumption and capital income, family income taxation, alternative approaches to the taxation of emission, and the taxation of resource rents.

Sep 28, 29 & Oct 6, 7 (10-5)

class participation and presentation (10%) and 5000-6000wd essay (90%)

Additional information
Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis


LAWS6257 or LAWS3447 or LAWS5147


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive October

21 Sep 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 09 Oct 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Patricia Apps
HECS Band: 3
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