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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 vidéos (Total 68 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Introduction3 min
1.1 What is the Policymaker’s Goal?7 min
1.2 Maximizing Happinness: The case of Bhutan7 min
1.3 The Experiencing Self vs. the Remembering Self 3 min
1.4 How Can the State Promote its Goal?6 min
1.5 The Ultimatum Game6 min
1.6 Financing Public Goods 5 min
1.7 Providing Public Goods4 min
1.8 Internalizing Externalities8 min
1.9 Climate Change 11 min
Summary53s
Reading2 lectures
Recommended Books10 min
Recommended Reading - Week 110 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
week 110 min
Semaine
2
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1 heure pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 50 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
2.2 The Intuition of the Economic Growth Model6 min
2.3 Innovation (technology) as the Key to Economic Growth6 min
2.4 When Efficiency Promotes Equality4 min
2.5 When Inequality is Inefficient5 min
2.6 When Policy is Counter-Intuitive: The Classic Example of Comparative Advantage9 min
2.7 When there is a Trade-off Between Efficiency and Equality3 min
2.8 Using the Leaky Bucket Parable to Explain what is a Social Welfare Function5 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Reading - Week 210 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 210 min
Semaine
3
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1 heure pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 49 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
3.2 Distributive Justice Theories: Maximin6 min
3.3 Distributive Justice Theories: Egalitarianism and Weighted Utilitarianism6 min
3.4 Understanding the Concept of Diminishing Marginal Utility from Consumption6 min
3.5 Policy Implications of Assuming Diminishing Marginal Utility from Consumption4 min
3.6 Illustrating Utilitarianism with a Real Life Example: Presenting the example2 min
3.7 Conventional Analysis of Taxing Damages Paid for Loss of Earnings10 min
3.8 Conventional Analysis of Taxing Damages for Medical Expenses and for Pain and Suffering5 min
Reading1 lecture
Recommended Reading - Week 310 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
week 310 min
Semaine
4
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2 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 65 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video9 vidéos
4.2 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing Damages for Lost Earnings10 min
4.3 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing the Reimbursement of Medical Expenses7 min
4.4 Public Finance Analysis of Taxing Damages for Pain and Suffering8 min
4.5 The Policy Process: Summarizing what we've learnt from the Real Life Example4 min
4.6 Accounting for the Fact that People Live in Families8 min
4.7 Measuring Income Inequality9 min
4.8  Defining and Measuring Poverty10 min
Conclusion of Part I2 min
Reading2 lectures
Recommended Reading - Week 410 min
What's next?10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
week 410 min
Final Exam20 min
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par 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.

par 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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The Buchmann Faculty of Law

À propos de Tel Aviv University

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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