Tag Archives: Taxes

Jason Furman on Business Tax Reform

See here for new slides on business tax reform from Jason Furman. The text of his speech is here.

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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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Optimal Wealth Taxation: Redistribution and Political Economy

Here are a few interesting links from Ivan Werning on capital taxation, Piketty, and political economy. 1. Optimal Wealth Taxation: Redistribution and Political Economy – slides from his plenary at SED 2014 2. A Reappraisal of Chamley-Judd Zero Capital Taxation … Continue reading

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The economic effects of territorial taxation, with remarks by Jason Furman

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The Behavioralist As Tax Collector: Using Natural Field Experiments to Enhance Tax Compliance

From Michael Hallsworth, John List, Robert Metcalfe, Ivo Vlaev: Tax collection problems date back to the earliest recorded history of mankind. This paper begins with a simple theoretical construct of paying (rather than declaring) taxes, which we argue has been an … Continue reading

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Poverty and the Tax Code

Sorry for light posting – I have been on the road this week and will be done traveling mid- next week. Here’s a nice article from Jason Furman on poverty reduction and tax credits.

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Weekend reading

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