Tag Archives: Research

Interesting Paragraph from Ed Glaeser

Economist Matthew Kahn of UCLA has studied the death tolls from natural disasters. He found that where governments are more capable, fewer people die. This makes me worry about the fate of cities in the developing world that are just as subject to natural … Continue reading

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Links for Today: Fiscal Cliff, Effectiveness of Savings Incentives, & Banking

Absolutely everything you need to know about the fiscal cliff from Wonkblog Study Questions Tax Breaks’ Effect on Retirement Savings by Annie Lowrie Banking Must not be Left in the Shadows by Gary Gorton via Mark Thoma  

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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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Which tax cuts stimulate the economy?

David Cay Johnston of Reuters covered my research today: Tax cuts are the key to job creation, or so Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan and the 2012 Republican platform all say. But what does the empirical evidence show? Is the … Continue reading

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