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If you really care about the big questions in the economies and societies of the 21st century, such as distributive justice - namely, inequality of income or wealth, and its correlation with economic growth - this course is meant for you. The knowledge you will gain can truly change your outlook on our world. "Economic Growth and Distributive Justice - the Role of the State" is the first part of a two part course and it includes the following four lectures: (1) What do we need a state for? (2) The Relationship between Efficiency and Distributive Justice (3) Demonstrating the implications of different ethical theories (4) Distributive Justice: measurement and implications Once you've completed the first part, we strongly recommend that you register for the second part entitled: "Economic Growth and Distributive Justice - Maximizing Social Well-being", as well. Taking both parts of the course would enable you to obtain a fuller and more comprehensive knowledge about Economic Growth and Distributed Justice. The course is founded upon the elemental idea that the role of the state is to maximize the well-being - or simply the happiness - of its residents. In 9 fascinating, edifying lessons, using only simple words and decoding professional terminologies that sometimes baffle the intelligent layman, the course expounds many truths – both intuitive and unintuitive. Often using examples from the US and Europe, it does not however focus on policies in any particular region of the world, and is directly applicable to all countries around the globe. The course touches upon the essence of important concepts like efficiency and equity, inequality and poverty, gross domestic product, tax evasion and tax planning; it presents the work of Nobel Laureate James Mirrlees and his followers - promoting a coherent system that integrates tax and government expenditures to maximize social welfare; and illuminates a range of high-profile issues from their economic angle: • Climate change: the atmosphere and oceans as public goods, and how smart (Pigovian) taxation can be used to combat the rapidly increasing threats to our planet; • Technology as the engine of economic growth; • Taxing the rich: How can we mitigate the growing inequality problem? Should we impose a global tax on capital? The curriculum includes interviews with major figures in the fields of law and of economics: Harvard's Elhanan Helpman, Dan Shaviro from NYU and Richard Epstein from the University of Chicago and NYU. After successfully completing this course, you can expect to be able to: • Better understand economic issues presented in the media • Form an informed opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of presented social economic policies • Define and measure inequality and poverty • Define the connection between inequality (income, wealth) and economic growth • Explain the foundations of economic growth • Design a tax and transfer system to maximize the happiness of individuals All these will allow you to better understand the policies being developed around you, and to play a larger, more informed role in their development, as a conscientious citizen. In order to receive academic credit for this course you must successfully pass the academic exam on campus. For information on how to register for the academic exam – https://tauonline.tau.ac.il/registration Additionally, you can apply to certain degrees using the grades you received on the courses. Read more on this here – https://go.tau.ac.il/b.a/mooc-acceptance Teachers interested in teaching this course in their class rooms are invited to explore our Academic High school program here – https://tauonline.tau.ac.il/online-highschool Please note that there is a second part to this course which is a direct extension of this part. We highly recommend to continue to the second part after you finish this one (https://www.coursera.org/learn/economic-growth-part-2/home/welcome)....
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What do we Need a State For?

Dear students, We are delighted that you have chosen to take our course 'Economic Growth and Distributive Justice'. We hope that you will not only benefit from the broad knowledge it offers, but also (or maybe, above all) profoundly enjoy the learning process. This week's lecture, the first in the course, will focus on a question you are all familiar with, or at least, with some version of it: Ask not what you can do for the state; ask what the state can do for you. We will try to answer this question, while introducing basic ideas and terminologies related to economics, law, philosophy, psychology, sociology and more. The notion of HAPPINESS will be a major theme, as it is the ultimate answer to the question above. As part of the discussion, we will touch upon diverse issues such as: defining happiness; finding out what makes us happy; and what the state can do to maximize the individuals’ wellbeing. We will discuss market failures such as externalities and free-riding on public goods, and understand the role of the state in overcoming them. So, are you ready? Let's begin! Please take a few minutes to fill in the Welcome Survey that will help us get to know you better. The teaching team Economic Growth and Distributive Justice...
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12 個視頻(共 68 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Introduction3分鐘
1.1 What is the Policymaker’s Goal?7分鐘
1.2 Maximizing Happinness: The case of Bhutan7分鐘
1.3 The Experiencing Self vs. the Remembering Self 3分鐘
1.4 How Can the State Promote its Goal?6分鐘
1.5 The Ultimatum Game6分鐘
1.6 Financing Public Goods 5分鐘
1.7 Providing Public Goods4分鐘
1.8 Internalizing Externalities8分鐘
1.9 Climate Change 11分鐘
Summary分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Recommended Books10分鐘
Recommended Reading - Week 110分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
week 110分鐘

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The Relationship between Efficiency and Distributive Justice

Dear students, We are happy to meet you all again, in the second week of our course 'Economic Growth and Distributive Justice'. We hope you enjoyed last week's session, and encourage you to continue participating actively. This week's lecture will delve deeper into the concepts of 'Economic Growth' and 'Distributive Justice'. Prof. Margalioth will take you on a short journey around the world, exploring rich and poor countries, describing veritable miracles that have taken place in some of them, and teaching you the intuition of the ECONOMIC GROWTH MODEL. The discussion will go on to analyze the complex correlation between EQUALITY and EFFICIENCY, using colorful examples such as desert islands, plane crashes and leaking buckets. Finally, the lecture will present a number of theoretical frameworks, through which one can think about these two focal concepts. Aren't you excited? So let's begin week 2! Wishing you all a great learning experience, The teaching team Economic Growth and Distributive Justice ...
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8 個視頻(共 50 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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2.2 The Intuition of the Economic Growth Model6分鐘
2.3 Innovation (technology) as the Key to Economic Growth6分鐘
2.4 When Efficiency Promotes Equality4分鐘
2.5 When Inequality is Inefficient5分鐘
2.6 When Policy is Counter-Intuitive: The Classic Example of Comparative Advantage9分鐘
2.7 When there is a Trade-off Between Efficiency and Equality3分鐘
2.8 Using the Leaky Bucket Parable to Explain what is a Social Welfare Function5分鐘
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Recommended Reading - Week 210分鐘
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Week 210分鐘

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Demonstrating Implications of Different Ethical Theories

Dear students, Thank you for joining us on the third week of the course 'Economic Growth and Distributive Justice'. This week Prof. Margalioth will teach you the main theories of distributive justice, explain how we can choose between them, and discuss their relative strengths and weaknesses. Then he will show you why the value of a dollar is not necessarily, or perhaps, necessarily not, the same for different individuals, using a term you should already be familiar with – MARGINAL UTILITY. Then we will present an eye-opening example – of one poor guy named Bob, who has been involved in a traffic accident – to show you why the conventional ANALYSIS OF TAXATION, used by policymakers all around the world to achieve Economic Growth and Distributive Justice, should be replaced with an alternative, much better analysis - to be presented in next week's class. Let's begin week 3! Economic Growth and Distributive Justice team ...
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8 個視頻(共 49 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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3.2 Distributive Justice Theories: Maximin6分鐘
3.3 Distributive Justice Theories: Egalitarianism and Weighted Utilitarianism6分鐘
3.4 Understanding the Concept of Diminishing Marginal Utility from Consumption6分鐘
3.5 Policy Implications of Assuming Diminishing Marginal Utility from Consumption4分鐘
3.6 Illustrating Utilitarianism with a Real Life Example: Presenting the example2分鐘
3.7 Conventional Analysis of Taxing Damages Paid for Loss of Earnings10分鐘
3.8 Conventional Analysis of Taxing Damages for Medical Expenses and for Pain and Suffering5分鐘
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Recommended Reading - Week 310分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
week 310分鐘

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Distributive Justice: Measurement and Implications

Dear students, In the first part of this week's class we will discuss the policy question posed in lecture number 3, and offer a solution based on the methodology we are studying in this course. As we hope you will see, this methodology, which focuses on maximizing wellbeing, provides you (our policymakers) with clear answers. We will then move on to the question of measurement: what should we measure when assessing the level of Distributive Justice in society? So let's begin week 4! The team of Economic Growth and Distributive Justice...
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9 個視頻(共 65 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
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4.2 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing Damages for Lost Earnings10分鐘
4.3 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing the Reimbursement of Medical Expenses7分鐘
4.4 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing Damages for Pain and Suffering8分鐘
4.5 The Policy Process: Summarizing what we've learnt from the Real Life Example4分鐘
4.6 Accounting for the Fact that People Live in Families8分鐘
4.7 Measuring Income Inequality9分鐘
4.8  Defining and Measuring Poverty10分鐘
Conclusion of Part I2分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Recommended Reading - Week 410分鐘
What's next?10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
week 410分鐘
Final Exam20分鐘
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創建者 KMar 13th 2018

EXCELLENTLY DESIGNED COURSE WHICH GIVES ONE NECESSARY BASIC INSIGHTS IN UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE STATE AND HOW IT CAN ACHIEVE DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE BASED ON DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHIES.

創建者 AGJun 19th 2016

Very nice course. Specially, the art of teaching by the professor is one of the most significant attraction. Thank you Coursera & Tel Aviv University for this course.

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Professor Yoram Y. Margalioth

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Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest institution of higher learning – with over 30,000 students and more than 125 schools and departments in nine faculties. Global in outlook and impact, it is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities, as well as the top 20 institutions in terms of scientific citations. A spirit of openness and innovation is evident in all of TAU's teaching and research activities, breaking down barriers between disciplines, and boldly striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges....

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