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Debt Relief and Debtor Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Consumer Bankruptcy Protection

From Will Dobbie and Jae Song: Consumer bankruptcy is one of the largest social insurance programs in the United States, but little is known about its impact on debtors. We use 500,000 bankruptcy filings matched to administrative tax and foreclosure … Continue reading

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Moving to Opportunity? Migratory Insurance over the Great Recession

From Danny Yagan: Over the Great Recession, the employment rate in some U.S. cities declined by more than twice the aggregate decline. To what extent did the ability to migrate insure workers against these idiosyncratic local shocks? I answer this … Continue reading

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On Disability Insurance and Labor Force Participation

There’s some disagreement in the literature on the effects of disability insurance on labor force participation that I thought I’d post about given this recent NPR Unfit for Work feature. Till von Wachter, Jae Song, and Joyce Manchester have a nice paper that uses … 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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