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About ozidar

Graduate student at UC Berkeley, studying public finance & labor economics. https://sites.google.com/site/omzidar/

Secular stagnation: Facts, causes, and cures – a new Vox eBook | vox

Secular stagnation: Facts, causes, and cures – a new Vox eBook | vox.

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The Macroeconomics of Piketty

From Chad Jones: Since the early 2000s, research by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and their coathors has revolutionized our understanding of income and wealth in- equality. In this paper, I highlight some of the key empirical facts from this re- … Continue reading

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Tax Evasion on Offshore Profits and Wealth

From Gabriel Zucman: This article attempts to estimate the magnitude of corporate tax avoidance and personal tax evasion through offshore tax havens. In the United States, corporations book 20% of their profits in tax havens – a tenfold increase since … Continue reading

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Theory and Application of Network Models

Summer Institute 2014 Theory and Application of Network Models.

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Aggregate Demand, Idle Time, and Unemployment

From Pascal Michaillat and Emmanuel Saez: This paper develops a model of unemployment fluctuations. The model keeps the architecture of the Barro and Grossman (1971) general disequilibrium model but replaces the disequilibrium framework on the labor and product markets by a … Continue reading

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Is Macroeconomics Hard? Brad DeLong

Is Macroeconomics Hard? Brad DeLongs Grasping Reality….

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How big cities that restrict new housing harm the economy

Here’s an interesting article/interview with Enrico Moretti by Emily Badger.

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Optimal Income Transfer Programs: Intensive versus Extensive Labor Supply Responses

From Emmanuel Saez: This paper analyzes optimal income transfers for low incomes. Labor supply responses are modeled along the intensive margin (intensity of work on the job) and along the extensive margin (participation into the labor force). When behavioral responses … Continue reading

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Is the EITC as Good as an NIT? Conditional Cash Transfers and Tax Incidence

From Jesse Rothstein: The EITC is intended to encourage work. But EITC-induced increases in labor supply may drive wages down. I simulate the economic incidence of the EITC. In each scenario that I consider, a large portion of low-income single … Continue reading

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Sources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration

From Amy Finkelstein, Matthew Gentzkow, and Heidi Williams: We study the drivers of geographic variation in US healthcare utilization, using an empirical strategy that exploits migration of Medicare patients to separate the role of demand and supply factors. Our approach allows … Continue reading

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