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Tag Archives: 2012
Throughout the campaign and through the fiscal cliff discussions, Republicans have consistently espoused the idea that modestly raising top marginal rates will destroy job creation. For instance, here is Sen Lindsey Gram from ABC’s “This Week”, “[T]o avoid becoming Greece, … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about reasons why Republicans have maintained control of the House. One story is gerrymandering, but according to this paper by John Friedman and Richard Holden, gerrymandering has been declining in its importance over the last half-century: ABSTRACT: The … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting new take on election polling from Justin Wolfers In a recent academic research paper, David Rothschild and I examined the results of a different kind of poll, one that asks instead: “Who do you think will win?” We find convincing evidence … Continue reading
Here’s a cool paper that “analyzes how US presidential candidates should allocate resources across states to maximize the probability of winning the election, by developing and estimating a probabilistic-voting model of political competition under the Electoral College system.” Actual campaigns act in close … Continue reading
The Case for Obama: Why He is a Great President. Yes, Great. I decided to support Barack Obama pretty early in the Democratic primary, around spring of 2007. But unlike so many of his supporters, I never experienced a kind … Continue reading
A friend told me about this site today – looks pretty interesting (and roughly consistent with 538).
Here are slides from my 10/1/2012 presentation at Berkeley. Abstract: This paper investigates how tax changes for different income groups affect macroeconomic activity. Using historical tax return data from NBER’s TAXSIM, I construct a measure of who received (or who paid … Continue reading
Romney won. Here’s why: 1. It’s hard to hit a moving target: When the President came ready to take on Romney’s $5 trillion tax plan, Romney simply changed his plan in real time. While this might make for good flip … Continue reading