Tag Archives: Capital Taxation

Optimal Wealth Taxation: Redistribution and Political Economy

Here are a few interesting links from Ivan Werning on capital taxation, Piketty, and political economy. 1. Optimal Wealth Taxation: Redistribution and Political Economy – slides from his plenary at SED 2014 2. A Reappraisal of Chamley-Judd Zero Capital Taxation … Continue reading

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Behavioral Responses to an Annual Wealth Tax: Evidence from Sweden

From David Seim: This paper addresses the behavioral effects of an annual wealth tax. I use Swedish tax records over the period 2000-2006 to estimate bunching at kink points in the pro- gressive tax schedule and find significant estimates of … Continue reading

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Weekend reading

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Wealth Inequality since 1810

Via Emmanuel Saez’s lecture notes on capital income taxation  

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Op-ed: Do Not Abolish the Corporate Tax

Here’s my op-ed in Wonkblog with Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato on cutting corporate taxes: “In recent decades, American workers have suffered one body blow after another.” Sowrites economist Laurence Kotlikoff, who has just the policy prescription to help those ailing workers: abolishing the corporate … Continue reading

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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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Slides on Thomas Picketty’s new book on Capital

Here are slides. HT Cardiff Garcia

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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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Rethinking capital and wealth taxation

From Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez: This paper reviews recent developments in the theory of optimal capital taxation. We emphasize three main rationales for capital taxation. First, the frontier between capital and labor income flows is often fuzzy, thereby lending … Continue reading

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Average Property Tax as a Share of Home Value, 2007-2011

From TPC:

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