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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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