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A Century of U.S. Central Banking: Goals, Frameworks, Accountability

From Ben Bernanke: I’d like to thank the National Bureau of Economic Research for organizing this conference in recognition of the Federal Reserve’s centennial, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to participate. In keeping with the spirit of the … Continue reading

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Gas Taxes and Air Pollution: Issues with Uniform Taxation

NBER Digest reporter Claire Brunel covers a new paper by Christopher Knittel and Ryan Sandler on gas taxes and air pollution that makes an interesting point (see the end of the post in bold) about uniform gas taxes. While some have … Continue reading

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Are We Sending the Best and Brightest to College?

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have an interesting column today in Bloomberg View: The real crisis in American higher education is that our best colleges never see a large chunk of our smartest students. In an important recent study, the economists Caroline … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Half Century of Federal Individual Income Tax Changes

This chart shows how income tax liabilities have changed each year for the five income quintiles over the past half century.  Here are a few things to notice: We love cutting income taxes. Almost all of the changes are tax … Continue reading

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