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Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

From Raj Chetty, Nathan Hendren, Pat Kline, and Emmanuel Saez: We use administrative records on the incomes of more than 40 million children and their parents to describe three features of intergenerational mobility in the United States. First, we characterize … Continue reading

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Unintentional Gerrymandering: Political Geography and Electoral Bias in Legislatures

Here’s some very interesting research on gerrymandering, especially relevant for pundits and journalists who have been citing gerrymandering as one of the main causes of today’s gridlock and government shutdown. Roughly speaking, Jowei Chen and Jonathan Rodden show that having a computer … Continue reading

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Washington’s Definition of Middle Class

I saw this proposal in Lori Montgomery’s article on fiscal cliff talks yesterday: Fresh tax revenue, generated in part by raising rates on the wealthy, as Obama wants, and in part by limiting their deductions, as Republicans prefer. The top … Continue reading

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