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 Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective
- 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
- What do top economists think about infrastructure? igmchicago.org/igm-economic-e… 5 hours ago
- RT @ezraklein: Have U.S. states figured out a way to avoid a global race to the bottom on taxes? wapo.st/13NOeLr 7 hours ago
- RT @evansoltas: Here it is: The case for abolishing corporate taxation. bloom.bg/10OKXGt @BloombergView 7 hours ago
- The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective HT: @eoinmcguirk wp.me/p2otxR-mm 9 hours ago
- RT @MarkThoma: Equity Extraction and Mortgage Default - FRB Working Papers federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2013… 1 day ago
Monthly Archives: September 2012
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A new op-ed from Carl Shaprio and Pascal Noel. When large, important parts of a modern economy fail, like the banks or the housing market, policy makers have a choice. They can do nothing and hope that the problems will … Continue reading
David Cay Johnston of Reuters covered my research today: Tax cuts are the key to job creation, or so Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan and the 2012 Republican platform all say. But what does the empirical evidence show? Is the … Continue reading
I just saw Adair Morse of U Chicago present a recent working paper on tax evasion in Greece that has been getting a lot of attention (e.g. Economist). She shows that banks give loans with payment amounts that exceed reported income and … Continue reading
To understand the competing claims about job growth under Obama and Bush, you really need to look at these two graphs (from Paul Krugman) that separate private and public employment. Key Points Private sector job growth is much more impressive … Continue reading
Watch this awesome 16 second video showing how summer temperatures have evolved since 1950. HT: Marginal Revolution