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

See the full ERP here

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

From Vox.com

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Do Dividend Tax Cuts Increase Investment and Hiring?

Originally posted on owenzidar:
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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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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How Gary Becker saw the scourge of discrimination

From Kevin Murphy: In the 1950s, few economists thought of phenomena such as racial discrimination as under their purview. That changed in 1957, when Gary S. Becker, Professor of Economics and of Sociology at the University of Chicago and at … Continue reading

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