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About ozidar

I'm an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Faculty Research Fellow at National Bureau of Economic Research. You can follow me on twitter @omzidar. http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/owen.zidar/index.html

Who were the top taxpayers in 1923?

From page 71 of Daniel Marcin’s “The Revenue Act of 1924: Publicity, Tax Cuts, Response”    

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Trump won in counties that lost jobs to China and Mexico

Here is an interesting article that my very talented research assistant Francesco Ruggieri co-authored with Cerrato and Ferrara on the impact of (Autor Dorn Hanson) trade shocks on county vote shares.

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The Effect of Pension Income on Elderly Earnings: Evidence from Social Security and Full Population Data

From Gelber, Isen, and Song: We estimate the effect of pension income on earnings by examining the Social Security Notch, which cut lifetime discounted Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) benefts by over $6,100 on average for individuals born in … Continue reading

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Why Retire When You Can Work? Hours are way up for elderly workers

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Zip-code Economics

Here is a new article from Chicago Booth Review that is worth a read

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Financial firms make large share of pass-through income

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Pass-through income and the top 1%

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Quantitative Spatial Economics

From Redding and Rossi-Hansberg: The observed uneven distribution of economic activity across space is influenced by variation in exogenous geographical characteristics and endogenous interactions between agents in goods and factor markets. Until recently, the theoretical literature on economic geography had … Continue reading

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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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