I'm an Economics Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley focusing on public finance topics at the intersection of labor economics and macroeconomics. My current research focus is on the interaction of corporate taxation, firm location decisions, and the location and scale of economic activity. You can follow me on twitter @omzidar.
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- Rethinking capital and wealth taxation
- Is it too late to get an arborist into the budget negotiations?
- The Impact of Immigration on Wages, Internal Migration and Welfare
- Boeing’s Confidential Site Location Wish List
- Declining Reliance on State Corporate Tax Revenues
- Average Property Tax as a Share of Home Value, 2007-2011
- Washington just awarded the largest state tax subsidy in U.S. history
- Boosting Growth: The Spending and Debt Responses to Minimum Wage Hikes
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- RT @MarkThoma: Nobel Prize Lectures bit.ly/1kpSshv 8 hours ago
- RT @Farzad_MD: Great story, great storytelling by the @washingtonpost m.washingtonpost.com/business/econo… 18 hours ago
- RT @paulmromer: Lasting effect of Bloomberg's administration - rezoned 37% of NYC ft.com/cms/s/2/1ad44e… (bypasses pay wall) 22 hours ago
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Here’s my latest Economix column on the labs of democracy & today’s fiscal policy debates on uncertainty, spending, and spending vs taxes: Many of the fiercest disagreements about fiscal policy today stem from disagreements about the causes of the slow … Continue reading
Tullio Jappelli and Luigi Pistaferri have a recent paper called Fiscal Policy and MPC Heterogeneity. Here’s an interesting figure from it that shows how MPC varies by cash-on-hand: They aren’t the only ones who document MPC heterogeneity. Dynan, Skinner, Zeldes have a … Continue reading
From the Hamilton Project (and recently highlighted by Dylan Matthews): An Enduring Social Safety Net Transitioning to Bundled Payments in Medicare Reforming Federal Support for Risky Development Restructuring Cost Sharing and Supplemental Insurance for Medicare An Evidence-Based Path to Disability Insurance … Continue reading
Jared Bernstein has a nice, but depressing chart on various revenue offers between Obama and Boehner.
I read Steven Brill’s healthcare piece recently and wanted to get a better high-level view of where dollars in the healthcare system are spent. I find aggregate data more informative than anecdotes about hospital bill line items (not that I … Continue reading
A new paper from Tomasz Piskorski, Amit Seru, and James Witkin, which was recently featured in the economist. ABSTRACT: We contend that buyers received false information about the true quality of assets in contractual disclosures by intermediaries during the sale … Continue reading
A nice chart from a new speech from Jerome Powell. What doesn’t follow is that we need to get the red line up by cutting spending to get the blue line down (based on the logic of Delong Summers and … Continue reading
A new paper from Heidi Williams, Eric Budish, and Benjamin N. Roin: ABSTRACT: Patents award innovators a fixed period of market exclusivity, e.g., 20 years in the United States. Yet, since in many industries firms file patents at the time of discovery … Continue reading
There are three elements of this plan according to the NYTimes: 1. The first element of the plan is a “fix it first” policy that calls for investing $50 billion in transportation infrastructure, subject to Congressional approval. Fully $40 billion of … Continue reading
A historian recently recommended this book to me – it takes a pretty critical view of subsidies for infrastructure historically and sounds like a good book.