Tag Archives: Savings

Behavioral Responses to an Annual Wealth Tax: Evidence from Sweden

From David Seim: This paper addresses the behavioral effects of an annual wealth tax. I use Swedish tax records over the period 2000-2006 to estimate bunching at kink points in the pro- gressive tax schedule and find significant estimates of … 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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Falling Interest Rates

The secular decline in rates since the Volker era is quite striking. Besides factors related to the great moderation and the global savings glut, I wonder how much of this trend is due to the USD’s exorbitant privilege in a … Continue reading

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