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Weekend Readings

1. Taxation and Saving – A Retrospective from Alan Auerbach 2. All men are created unequal – the economist on Piketty’s new book 3. Dealing with the Financial Crisis and the Recession from Brad Delong 4. The return of “patrimonial capitalism”: review of … Continue reading

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The Future of Capital Income Taxation

From Alan Auerbach: The case against capital income taxation is stronger now than when Pechman wrote [in 1900], given the difficulty of collecting capital income taxes in a world of financial innovation and capital mobility. [...] The rising importance of financial … Continue reading

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Capital Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Wealth Transfer Taxes and Consumption Tax Reforms

From Alan Auerbach. He concludes: Advances in theory and evidence have provided us with a better sense of the role that capital income taxation might play in a well-designed tax system. Even without a clear result that capital income taxation … Continue reading

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Consumption and Cash-Flow Taxes in an International Setting

From Alan Auerbach and Michael Devereux: We model the effects of consumption-type taxes which differ according to the base and location of the tax. Our model incorporates a multinational producing and selling in two countries with three sources of rent, each … Continue reading

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How to Tax Capital Gains

From Alan Auerbach: The recent controversy over the taxation of “carried interest” (the share of profits that managers of private equity funds, hedge funds and the like commonly receive) demonstrates the problems that can arise from taxing capital gains differently … Continue reading

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Tax Earnings Where Products Are Sold

From Alan Auerbach on corporate taxes: More than a century old, our corporate tax is showing its age. To modernize it, the basic challenge is to implement a corporate tax that is fair and provides sufficient revenue while making the … Continue reading

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A Modern Corporate Tax

Here’s a proposal for a modern corporate tax from Alan Auerbach: This paper proposes two reforms to the U.S. corporate tax system: first, an immediate deduction for all investments that would replace the current system of depreciation allowances, and second, … Continue reading

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Apple, Avoidance, and Corporate Tax Incidence

In all the discussion over Apple today, remember that if labor bears the corporate tax, then companies avoiding it may actually end up helping workers. In other words, if workers end up picking up the tab (because capital is mobile/companies … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Policy Links

Credit: Washington Post Since Corporate Taxes are on the table and extended unemployment insurance is set to expire, here are some relevant links: Corporate Taxes: Is broadening the base to lower the rate a good idea? A Modern Corporate Tax … Continue reading

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The Medicare Eligibility Age: Demographics and Medical Care Spending

In contrast to Social Security Reform, we do not find a large effect of potential increases in the age of eligibility on the long-term ability to finance medical spending. This is partly because the oldest old spend much more on … Continue reading

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