Tag Archives: capital income taxation

Wealth Inequality since 1810

Via Emmanuel Saez’s lecture notes on capital income taxation  

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Capital Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Wealth Transfer Taxes and Consumption Tax Reforms

From Alan Auerbach. He concludes: Advances in theory and evidence have provided us with a better sense of the role that capital income taxation might play in a well-designed tax system. Even without a clear result that capital income taxation … Continue reading

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5 Top Posts from the Archives: Tax Cuts for Job Creators, Inequality, & Capital Income Taxation

1. Tax Cuts for Job Creators – Summary of my NYTimes Economix piece with Laura Tyson on the effects of tax changes for different income groups and how these results should inform the debate on tax policy for high income earners … Continue reading

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Top economists on whether we should tax capital income less than labor income

Here are some responses from the public finance economists on the list: Acemoglu disagrees and says “Two things are ott confused. Continuously taxing savings is hugely inefficient. Taxing income at source even if it is capital income isn’t.” Auerbach strongly … Continue reading

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Corporate Tax Reform: Is broadening the base and lowering the rate always a good idea?

In a Bruegel post today, Jeremie Cohen-Setton and I weigh in on simulations of the Romney tax plan, new thinking on capital income taxation, and corporate tax reform. Base-broadening corporate tax reform Both candidates have roughly similar corporate tax plans … Continue reading

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Why Edward Conard of Bain Capital is wrong about Inequality and Capital Income Taxation

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

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