Monthly Archives: April 2014

In Mannheim this week, posting will be light

At 2014 ZEW Public Finance Conference – Public Administration and Economic Performance Manheim, Germany; April 28-29, 2014: Conference website.

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Piketty Roundtable

HT: Paul Krugman

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Immigrants and Native Workers: New Analysis Using Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data

From Mette Foged and Giovanni Peri: This paper makes progress on a long standing issue: what is the effect of unskilled immigrants on the labor market outcomes of similarly educated natives? Using the universe of individuals and firms in Denmark for the … Continue reading

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Evidence on the Consequences of Banning Affirmative Action

From Danny Yagan: The consequences of banning affirmative action depend on schools’ ability and willingness to avoid it.  This paper uses a seventeen-year sample of law school applications to estimate how completely UC law schools avoided the 1996 UC affirmative … Continue reading

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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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Localized and Biased Technologies: Atkinson and Stiglitz’s New View, Induced Innovations, and Directed Technological Change

From Daron Acemoglu: This paper revisits the important ideas proposed by Atkinson and Stiglitz’s seminal 1969 paper on technological change. After linking these ideas to the induced innovation literature of the 1960s and the more recent directed technological change literature, … Continue reading

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Congrats to Matt Gentzkow on winning the JBC Medal!

Huge congratulations to Matt Gentzkow for winning the John Bates Clark medal! Here is the AEA’s write up of his work. Matthew Gentzkow has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the economic forces driving the creation of media products, … Continue reading

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