Welcome to the Summer School in Public Economics (SSPE) Video Page. SSPE is an annual program held at the International Center for Public Policy and sponsored by the “Fundación Rafael del Pino”, Spain and the “Instituto de Estudios Fiscales”, Spain. The video collection includes lectures on a wide variety of topics in the field of Public Economics. These lectures are taught by world renowned experts in their respective fields who provide detailed, informative and interactive presentations, which have all been recorded and put on our website for public viewing.

By Year  By Topic 


Year  Session Title Presenter
1 Optimal Tax Administration and Tax Policy Systems Joel Slemrod
2 Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs James Ziliak
3 Reforming Business Taxation Eric Toder
4 Using Subjective Data in Public Economics Erzo Lutmer
5 Beyond Conventional Intergovernmental Frameworks Paul Smoke
6 Education Finance and Policy Ross Rubenstein
8 Participant Workshop I
9 Publishing in Public Economics Journals: Editors’ Round Table
10 Public Economics at the World Bank: The Interplay between Research and Operations Shanta Devarajan
11 The Economics of Obesity Charles Courtemanche
12 Participant Workshop II
13 Work-conditioned and unconditional transfers Jesse Rothstein
1 The Impact of Fiscal Decentralization Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
2 Participant Workshop I
3 Policy Evaluation in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities Musharraf Cyan and Mark Rider
4 States Fiscal Policy Robert Inman
5 Research in Public Economics at the IMF Sanjeev Gupta
6 Political Institutions and Fiscal Federalism Charles Hankla
7 The Economics of Safety Nets Marianne Bitler
8 The Economics of Capital Taxation Florian Scheuer
9 Subjective Well-Being: New Data and New Findings Justin Wolfers
10 Randomized Evaluation of Health Care Programs Amy Finkelstein
11 Inequality and Macroeconomics José Victor Rios-Rull
12 Participant Workshop II
13 Political Economy of Public Debt Marco Battaglini
 1 Optimal Design of the Tax System Stefanie Stantcheva
 2 Participant Workshop I
 3 The Great Depressions Timothy Kehoe
 4 Cost and Benefit Analysis Kip Viscusi
 5 Economic Modeling of Behavioral Responses Tom Mroz
 6 Quality of the Public Sector: Research and Policy Issues Alberto Chong
 7 Research in the Economics of Politics and Institutions Daron Acemoglu
 8 Participant Workshop II
 9 Taxation of E-Commerce and Tax Evasion Bill Fox
 10 Subnational Borrowing: Research and Policy Analysis Bart Hildreth
 11 New Research in Quasi – Experimental Methods in Economics Alberto Abadie
 12 Taxes and Low Income Individuals Stacy Dickert
 1 Analyzing and Simulating the Impact of Tax Reforms Sally Wallace
 2 Optimal Income Taxation and Policy Robin Boadway
 3 Behavioral Economics Perspective on Tax Reform Edward McCaffery
 4 Research on Social and Economic Mobility Miles Corak
 5 Dead Men Ruling: How Legislative Efforts to Control the Future Explain the Fiscal Bind Eugene Steuerle
 6 Participants Workshop I
 7 Research in Public Program Evaluation Maureen A. Pirog
 8 Field Experiments in Tax Compliance and Charity John List
 9 Research on Eliciting Risk Preferences and Decision Making Under Risk Susan Laury
 10 Demographics, Pensions, and Social Security John B. Shoven
 11 Productive Development Policies Ernesto Hugo Stein
 12 Income Inequality Janet Gornick
 13 Participants Workshop II
 1 The Design and Impact of Economic and Social Programs Carolyn Heinrich
 2 Poverty Dynamics Ann Stevens
 3 General Equilibrium Modeling in Public Economics Andrew Feltenstein
 4 Tax Policy and Income and Wealth Inequality Wojciech Kopczuk
 5 Health Reform Katherine Baicker
 6 The Economics of Green Tax Reform Gilbert Metcalf
 7 Research in Economics at the World Bank Luis Serven
 8 Research in Social Security and Pensions Jeffrey Brown
 9 Workshop I (2013) Participants
 10 Design and Use of Large Scale Field Experiments Michael Price
 11 Research on Cutback Management Kenneth Klase
 12 Workshop II (2013) Participants
 13 Culture and Economics Raquel Fernandez
 1 The Sufficient Statistic Approach to Welfare Analysis Raj Chetty
 2 Economics of Education Tim Sass
 3 Marginal Cost of Public Funds Bev Dahlby
 4 Synthetic Controls for Policy Evaluation Alberto Abadie
 5 Social Choice J.A. Weymark
 6 Workshop I (2012) Participants
 7 Research on Wealth Distribution Edward Wolff
 8 Federalism, Fiscal Decentralization and the Hard Budget Constraint Jonathan Rodden
 9 The Economics of Risky Behavior Erdal Tekin
 10 Game Theory and Applications to Public Economics Roberto Serrano
 11 Workshop II (2012) Participants
 12 Assessing Housing Markets Christopher Mayer
 13 Research in Urban Economics Jan Brueckner
 1 The Size of the Fiscal Multiplier and Infrastructure Investment Jenny Ligthart
 2 Research in Dynamic Equilibrium Macroeconomic Models Juan Rubio-Ramirez
 3 Fiscal Policies for the Housing Market Miguel-Angel Lopez Garcia
 4 Workshop I (2011) Participants
 5 Economic History of the Welfare State Peter Lindert
 6 Workshop II (2011) Participants
 7 Fiscal Discipline and Public Debt Management: An International Perspective Teresa Ter-Minassian
 8 Research in Earnings Inequality Richard Freeman
 9 Methodological Approaches to Measuring Efficiency in the Public Sector William Greene
 10 Research on Equality of Opportunity John Roemer
 11 Advances in Revelation Mechanism Design John Ledyard
 12 Research in Virtual Experiments for Contingent Valuation Elisabet Rutsrom
 13 Current Research and Policy Issues in Public Economics at the IMF Part I Michael Keen
 14 Current Research and Policy Issues in Public Economics at the IMF Part II Michael Keen
 1 Modeling Fiscal and Monetary Policy with a Perspective of the Spanish Current Crisis Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
 2 The Economics of Science Paula Stephan
 3 Research in Tax Compliance and Tax Evasion James Alm
 4 Research in Health Economics: Issues and Challenges Jonathan Gruber
 5 Research in Housing and Urban Economics Edward Glaeser
 6 Research Using Laboratory & Field Experiments Glenn Harrison
 7 Research in Fiscal Federalism Richard Bird
 8 Workshop I (2010) Participants
 9 Public Economics and the Study of Terrorism Todd Sandler
 10 Research in Income Inequality: Trends and Measurement Issues Richard Burkhauser
 11 Workshop II (2010) Participant
 12 Research in Environmental Economics: Issues and Challenges W. Michael Hanemann
 13 Research in Poverty and Development Martin Ravallion
1 Research on Corporate Taxation: Issues and Challenges Roger Gordon
 2 Wage Differentials and Inequality Barry Hircsh
 3 Research In Global Public Goods: Issues And Challenges Spencer Banzhaf and Paul Ferraro
 4 Research In Public Management Issues Fred Thompson
 5 Workshop I (2009) Participants
 6 Research In Fiscal Decentralization Policy: Issues and Challenges Roy Bahl
 7 Research In Taxation and Labor Supply Issues Hilary Hoynes
 8 Workshop II (2009) Participants
 9 Fundamental Tax Reform Harvey Rosen
 10 New Developments In Program Evaluation and Other Areas of Microeconometrics Guido Imbens
 11 Research In Welfare Reform Jeffrey Grogger
 12 Political Economy Of Fiscal Federalism: Moving Beyond the Median Voter Model Robert Inman
 13 Research In Urban Economics: Challenges and Issues Geoffrey Turnbull
 1 Research in Fiscal Federalism Issues David Wildasin
 2 New Trends in Fiscal Management & Budgeting Don Kettl
 3 Research in Urban Economics & Local Finance David Sjoquist
 4 Quantitative Techniques in Public Economics Brian Erard
 5 Workshop I (2008) Participants
 6 Evaluating Public Policies: The Case of Work-Based Safety Net Work Karl Scholz
 7 Research in Capital Taxation Issues Alan Auerbach
 8 Workshop II (2008) Participants
 9 Research in Regional Development & Economic Convergence Andres Rodriguez-Pose
 10 Research in Cultural Economics Bruce Seaman
 11 Research in Gender Issues Janet Currie
 12 Modeling Creative Development with an Application to Research in Tax Compliance Jonathan Feinstein
 13 Research in Environmental Economics and Public Policy Ron Cummings
 1 Research in the Economics of Education Charles Clotfelter
 2 General Equilibrium Modeling in Public Finance and Environmental Economics Don Fullerton
 3 Research in Tax Policy: Issues and Challenges Louis Kaplow
 4 Evaluation of Public Policies Vinod Thomas
 5 Workshop I (2007) Participants
 6 Performance Budgeting and Other Innovations in the Theory and Practice of Budgeting Allen Schick
 7 Research on Migration Issues George Borjas
 8 Research in Public Economic Theory John Conley
 9 Research in Non-profit: Issues and Challenges Dennis Young
 10 Research on Trends in Poverty and Inequality Sheldon Danziger
 11 Research in Intergenerational Issues in Public Finance Laurence Kotlikoff
 12 Research in Health Policy Issues Barbara Wolfe
 13 Research in Income Security Issues Robert Haveman
 1 Theoretical Research in Public Finance: Issues and Challenges Robin Boadway
 2 Corruption in the Public Sector: Issues and Challenges Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
 3 Research on the Economics of Poverty: Issues and Challenges Timothy Smeeding
 4 Research in Education: Issues and Challenges John Bishop
 5 Workshop I (2006) Participants
 6 Research on Pensions and Social Security: Issues and Challenges Andrew Samwick
 7 Productivity and Efficiency of Public Expenditures: Issues and Challenges Kathy Hayes
 8 Research in International Taxation: Issues and Challenges James Hines
 9 Doing Research and Publishing in Public Finance James Alm and Mike Mikee
 10 Using Lab Experiments in Public Finance Research Jim Cox
 11 Workshop II (2006) Participants
 12 Tax Policy and the Behavior of Households and Firms Jim Poterba
 1 Tax Incidence, Developments in Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the Past, Present, and Future of Welfare Transfers Arnold Harberger
 2 Education Policy Research: Issues and Challenges Eric Hanushek
 3 The Future for the Corporate Income Tax: Issues and Challenges Jack Mintz
 4 Research in Tax Evasion: Issues and Challenges Mike McKee
 5 Research in Political Economy and Public Finance: Issues and Challenges Stan Winer
 6 Research in Fiscal Decentralization: Issues and Challenges Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
 7 Reforming Personal Income Taxation: Issues and Challenges George Zodrow
 8 Research in Tax Administration Issues Joel Slemrod
 9 Experimental Research in Public Finance: Issues and Challenges James Andreoni
 10 Issues on Distribution, Poverty, and Inequality Perter Lambert
 11 Environmental Policy: Issues and Challenges Wallace Oates