Tag Archives: Jesse Rothstein

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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Taking on Teacher Tenure Backfires – An Interesting Take from Jesse Rothstein

From Jesse Rothstein in the NYTimes: […] decisions about firing teachers are inherently about trade-offs: It is important to dismiss ineffective teachers, but also to attract and retain effective teachers. Judge Treu’s opinion in the case, Vergara v. California (in which … Continue reading

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Teacher Quality Policy When Supply Matters

From Jesse Rothstein: Recent proposals would strengthen the dependence of teacher pay and retention on demonstrated performance. One intended effect is to attract those who will be effective teachers and repel those who will not. I model the teacher labor … Continue reading

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Who Benefits from the EITC?

Given the discussion on minimum wages and other low-income programs, I thought I’d highlight a study by Jesse Rothstein that roughly argues that the EITC encourages more people to work, which bids wages down for low income workers and enables … Continue reading

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Long Run Growth in Real Per Pupil Public Education Spending

Real per pupil education spending for elementary and secondary schools has increased roughly 23X since 1920. While there are many causes for this increase (special ed availability, reduced student teacher ratios, etc) and spending more on education is often a good … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Policy Links

Credit: Washington Post Since Corporate Taxes are on the table and extended unemployment insurance is set to expire, here are some relevant links: Corporate Taxes: Is broadening the base to lower the rate a good idea? A Modern Corporate Tax … Continue reading

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