SMNR: Tax Policy

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
THU 10:30 am - 12:20 pm JON 5.208

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location


This course provides an introduction to tax and fiscal policy. We will address policy issues relating to the general structure of the income tax, policy considerations raised by objectives other than principally raising revenue, and the tax legislative process. The goal is to develop a knowledgeable and critical understanding of the basic principles of tax policy. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

The Benefit and the Burden *
B. Bartlett
Simon & Schuster 2012 , edition: 2012 edition
ISBN: 978-1-4516-4625-2 (p
Taxing Ourselves *
J. Slemrod and J. Bakija
MIT Press , edition: 4th edition
ISBN: 978-0262693939
Taxes in America *
L. Burman & J. Slemrod
Oxford Univ. Press
ISBN: 978-0199890262


Headshot of Drapkin, Dennis B. Drapkin, Dennis B.
Log In to View Course Evaluations