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Incomes & the Cost of a Colonoscopy across US Cities

I’m a bit late to posting this since I had my qualifying exams on Monday, but I saw this map for the front page story of this Sunday’s NYTimes and thought it was interesting. It shows how much the cost … Continue reading

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Do Local Subsidies to Attract Companies Reduce Welfare?

The lead story on the NYTimes on local subsidies for companies today takes a more skeptical stance than Enrico Moretti and Michael Greenstone in this paper: Increasingly, local governments compete by offering substantial subsidies to industrial plants to locate within … Continue reading

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What economic problem keeps Larry Summers up at night?

What about the economy now keeps you in cold sweats at night?  I worry for the medium and long term about where the jobs are going to come from for those with fewer skills. One in five men between 25 … Continue reading

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The Growing Burden of Payroll Taxes

Here’s a column on reforming the payroll tax that I wrote in NYTimes Economix today: Payroll taxes and corporate income taxes accounted for an equal share of federal tax revenue in 1969. By 2009, payroll taxes generated more than six times as much … Continue reading

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Republicans Censor What They Can’t Refute – Bruce Bartlett

Bruce Bartlett has a piece in today’s NYTimes Economix on the evidence (or lack thereof) on the effects of high income tax cuts on growth and job creation. He cites the CRS study (which was subsequently censored) and my research on … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts for Job Creators – Summary

Mark Thoma summarized my recent NYTimes Economix piece with Laura Tyson nicely: Tax Cuts for Job Creators, by Laura D’Andrea Tyson and Owen Zidar, Commentary, NY Times: The centerpiece of Mitt Romney’s tax plan is an across-the-board 20 percent cut … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts for Whom? Heterogeneous Effects of Income Tax Changes on Growth & Employment

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

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