There is no textbook covering all the materials that will be studied during the lectures. Attendance to all the lectures is thus essential. Selected readings will be later associated with each lecture.
Some general but not compulsory readings are:
A. B. Atkinson, Stiglitz J. (2015), “Lectures on Public Economics”, Princeton University Press, 2015
Alvaredo, F., Atkinson, A., T. Piketty, E. Saez, and G. Zucman (2018), “World Inequality Report”
Piketty, T. and E. Saez (2013), “Optimal Labor Income Taxation”, In A. J. Auerbach, R. Chetty, M. Feldstein, and E. Saez (Eds.), Handbook of Public Economics, Volume 5, pp. 391–474.
Kopczuk Wojciech (2013), “Taxation of intergenerational transfers and wealth”, in A. Auerbach, R. Chetty, M. Feldstein and E. Saez (Eds.)?, Handbook of Public Economics, Volume 5, pp 329–90.