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Corporate Profits, Proprietors’ Income, and Labor Compensation

From Ed Dolan:

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3 Links on Corporate Profits

1. Jim Tankersley writes on Boeing and state corporate tax breaks and profiles my job market paper with Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato on the welfare effects of cutting corporate taxes in an open economy 2. Enrico Moretti on the tech boom and … Continue reading

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The Rise of Gross Operating Surplus in Manufacturing since 1960

Gross operating surplus, which is roughly value added less labor compensation, input costs, and production taxes, has increased substantially in the manufacturing sector since 1980. Gross operating surplus includes consumption of fixed capital (CFC), proprietors’ income, and corporate profits. Note that this measure is … Continue reading

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Are Markups Increasing?

Given the recent discussion about trends in corporate profits and market power [see a great FT article by Robin Harding, this op-ed from Paul Krugman, this post from Tyler Cowen, and these two posts of mine], I thought I’d share this figure from … Continue reading

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Declining Labor Shares and Rising Corporate Profits

A few people have been posting about the global trend of falling labor shares (e.g. Tim Taylor) so I thought I’d highlight a paper by Loukas Karabarbounis and Brent Neiman on the subject. Here’s a non-technical summary. I haven’t had a … Continue reading

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Corporate Profits as a Share of GDP

  Note these are corporate profits after taxes.

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Corporate Profits as a Share of Output

From Paul Krugman

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