Tag Archives: Alan Auerbach

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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Output Spillovers from Fiscal Policy

From Alan Auerbach and Yuriy Gorodnichenko:  It’s tough out there for policymakers seeking to stabilize economies, and shocks from abroad aren’t helping. This column argues that for countries hit by recession, fiscal stimulus in another country might significantly stimulate demand … Continue reading

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The Other CAP Tax Reform Plan that People Should be Talking About

Many people (see here or here) have been focusing on a new tax reform plan from Rubin, Summers, Altman,  Podesta, Daley, Tanden and others this morning for good reason. There’s another CAP & Hamilton Project tax reform plan by Alan Auerbach on … Continue reading

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Should We Increase Dividend Taxation? 3 Views

In the NYTimes this morning, Steven Rattner joined a number of others (e.g. Laura Tyson) in calling for higher dividend tax rates. There are three main views on the efficiency costs of dividend taxation: Old View: The old view (Poterba … Continue reading

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Corporate Tax Reform: Is broadening the base and lowering the rate always a good idea?

In a Bruegel post today, Jeremie Cohen-Setton and I weigh in on simulations of the Romney tax plan, new thinking on capital income taxation, and corporate tax reform. Base-broadening corporate tax reform Both candidates have roughly similar corporate tax plans … Continue reading

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