Tag Archives: 2012

Tax Cuts for Whom? Heterogeneous Effects of Income Tax Changes on Growth & Employment

Here are slides from my 10/1/2012 presentation at Berkeley. Abstract: This paper investigates how tax changes for different income groups affect macroeconomic activity. Using historical tax return data from NBER’s TAXSIM, I construct a measure of who received (or who paid … Continue reading

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Christy Romer’s thoughts on the Economic Issues in the 2012 Election

Worth a read.

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Hard to debate a Moving Target (and other reasons why Romney won the debate tonight)

Romney won. Here’s why: 1. It’s hard to hit a moving target: When the President came ready to take on Romney’s $5 trillion tax plan, Romney simply changed his plan in real time. While this might make for good flip … Continue reading

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Which tax cuts stimulate the economy?

David Cay Johnston of Reuters covered my research today: Tax cuts are the key to job creation, or so Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan and the 2012 Republican platform all say. But what does the empirical evidence show? Is the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Electoral Cushion

Based on a literal interpretation of recent state polls from realclearpolitics, Obama would win the election with 294 electoral votes. His lead could sustain a ~3-4 point across the board hit. Add this to the growing list of reasons why Eurozone … Continue reading

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