Author Archives: ozidar

About ozidar

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

Tax Avoidance and Complex Business Structures

From the NYTIMES: Mossack Fonseca employees were named as the companies’ officers, avoiding whenever possible any link to the Ponsoldt family. The firm even asked a Hong Kong branch of Barclays, the international bank, to override its rules for proof … Continue reading

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Firms and Labor Market Inequality: Evidence and Some Theory

From David Card, Ana Rute Cardoso, Joerg Heining, and Patrick Kline: We review the literature on firm-level drivers of labor market inequality. There is strong evidence from a variety of fields that standard measures of productivity – like output per worker … Continue reading

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Senator Sanders’s Proposed Policies and Economic Growth by Christina Romer and David Romer

Originally posted on evaluationoffriedman:
Romer and Romer, Evaluation of Friedman

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Interesting Figures from the CEA

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Murphy and Summers on US Growth

Video of Kevin Murphy and Lawrence Summers discussed their outlooks of the US economy at the Scholes Forum on February 18.

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Human Capital Investment, Inequality and Economic Growth

From Murphy and Topel: We treat rising inequality is an equilibrium outcome in which human capital investment fails to keep pace with rising demand for skills. Investment affects skill supply and prices on three margins: the type of human capital … Continue reading

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Shift in Payouts of Corporate Profits Has Major Revenue and Tax-Reform Consequences

Here is a NBER discussion of some my recent work on tax policy and the economy In 1980, about 80 percent of business income went to traditional corporations, but research presented at the NBER’s annual Tax Policy and the Economy Conference … Continue reading

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