I'm an Economics Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley focusing on public finance topics at the intersection of labor economics and macroeconomics. You can follow me on twitter @omzidar.
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- The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence From the Clean Air Act and the Workforce
- Top economists on whether we should tax capital income less than labor income
- Corporate Tax Reform: Is broadening the base and lowering the rate always a good idea?
- Apple, Avoidance, and Corporate Tax Incidence
- Valuing The Vote: Evidence from the Voting Rights Act of 1965
- Great Questions from Paul Krugman
- Do Higher Corporate Taxes Reduce Wages? Micro Evidence from Germany
- Local Economic Development, Agglomeration Economies and the Big Push: 100 Years of Evidence from the Tennessee Valley Authority
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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Great paragraph from Paul Krugman’s oped today. Consider, for example, what would be happening to Florida right now, in the aftermath of its huge housing bubble, if the state had to come up with the money for Social Security and … Continue reading
Just finished watching the George H.W. Bush documentary on HBO. I had forgotten some details of his biography since reading What it Takes, which is one of the best political books of all time. Anyway, imagine you didn’t know who … Continue reading
Edward Conard, a former Managing Director at Bain Capital, has been creating quite a stir with his new book, Unintended Consequences. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I’ve read this article in the NYTimes about it … Continue reading
Noahpinion: College is mostly about human capital, not signaling. Interesting take on the benefits of college.
Suresh Naidu – Property Rights and Growth: Lessons from Slavery | Institute for New Economic Thinking. Interesting work from a former Berkeley economics PhD who is worth following.
New SCF data came out today, which show dramatic declines in both real incomes and net worth through Great Recession. Median real incomes fell roughly 8 percent. Mean incomes fell by more, likely reflecting capital gains losses from higher income … Continue reading
I’ve been reading Michael Lind‘s book, Land of Promise, and found this Jefferson quote on page 39: Jefferson opposed Hamilton’s policy of promoting skilled immigration, because of his prejudice against urban mechanics and factory workers. He wrote that such ‘ephemeral … Continue reading
At a recent talk at Berkeley, Larry Summers asked us to engage in the following thought experiment. Suppose that a new technology called “the Doer” will be created tomorrow. Doers can do anything flawlessly. They can build a house, give … Continue reading
People, companies, and governments should invest when it’s cheap to do so. Most commentators have been focusing on the need to invest in U.S. infrastructure. While more infrastructure investment is certainly worthwhile, these two stories reminded me that our human … Continue reading