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Is the EITC as Good as an NIT? Conditional Cash Transfers and Tax Incidence

From Jesse Rothstein: The EITC is intended to encourage work. But EITC-induced increases in labor supply may drive wages down. I simulate the economic incidence of the EITC. In each scenario that I consider, a large portion of low-income single … Continue reading

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Incidence and Price Discrimination: Evidence from Housing Vouchers

From Robert Collinson and Peter Ganong: What is the incidence of housing vouchers? In a frictionless, price-taking equilibrium, increased generosity of a narrowly-targeted subsidy causes in- creases in unit quality. However, search frictions may limit quality improve- ments and subsidies may … Continue reading

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Do Higher Corporate Taxes Reduce Wages? Micro Evidence from Germany

From Clemens Fuest, Andreas Peichl, and  Sebastian Siegloch: Because of endogeneity problems very few studies have been able to identify the incidence of corporate taxes on wages. We circumvent these problems by using an 11-year panel of data on 11,441 German … Continue reading

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Who Benefits from the EITC?

Given the discussion on minimum wages and other low-income programs, I thought I’d highlight a study by Jesse Rothstein that roughly argues that the EITC encourages more people to work, which bids wages down for low income workers and enables … Continue reading

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