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About ozidar

Graduate student at UC Berkeley, studying public finance & labor economics.

11 Interesting Charts from the CEA’s Economic Report of the President

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Corporate Profits, Wages, and Shared Prosperity: Interview with President Obama


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Do Dividend Tax Cuts Increase Investment and Hiring?

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Abstract: Policymakers frequently propose to use capital tax reform to stimulate investment and increase labor earnings. This paper tests for such real impacts of the 2003 dividend tax cut – one of the largest reforms ever…

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Evaluating Public Programs with Close Substitutes: The Case of Head Start

An interesting paper from Pat Kline and Chris Walters: This paper empirically evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Head Start, the largest early- childhood education program in the United States. Using data from the randomized Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), we show … Continue reading

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Capital Taxation in the 21st Century

From Alan Auerbach and Kevin Hassett for their upcoming AEA talk. The session looks interesting. Jan 03, 2015 8:00 am, Sheraton Boston, Independence Ballroom American Economic Association A Discussion of Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the 21st Century” (D3) Presiding: N. GREGORY MANKIW … Continue reading

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Pareto and Piketty: The Macroeconomics of Top Income and Wealth Inequality

From Chad Jones: Since the early 2000s, research by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and their coathors has revolutionized our understanding of income and wealth inequality. In this paper, I highlight some of the key empirical facts from this research and … Continue reading

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Mr. Brownback’s solution to fill the current $200M budget hole

From NYTimes: Most of Mr. Brownback’s solution to fill the current hole comes through transferring more than $200 million from various state funds, such as one for highway projects and another for early-childhood education programs, into the state general fund. … Continue reading

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