Economic Analysis of Social Policies - 1st Semester 2020/21

6 ECTs / Semester-Long Course / English

Economic Analysis of Social Policies studies the mechanisms of social protection that are at the core of the Welfare State using an Economics´ perspective. The course has three parts. The first part is a survey of basic results in Welfare Economics and Political Economy dealing with market failures, government policies and their failures. The second part deals with the distribution and redistribution of income and the measurement of inequality and poverty. The third part covers social policies: income maintenance and poverty reduction, pensions, and unemployment insurance.

Prerequisites: Yes (See syllabus)


Associate Professor
Miguel Gouveia has a PhD in Economics by the University of Rochester, New York. He was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and…