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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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Regulating Consumer Financial Products: Evidence from Credit Cards

The NYTimes has an interesting story on this paper from Sumit Agarwal, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Neale Mahoney, and Johannes Stroebel: We analyze the effectiveness of consumer financial regulation by considering the 2009 Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act in … Continue reading

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A Model of the Safe Asset Mechanism (SAM): Safety Traps and Economic Policy

From Caballero and Fahri: The global economy has a chronic shortage of safe assets which lies behind many recent macroeconomic imbalances. This paper provides a simple model of the Safe Asset Mechanism (SAM), its recessionary safety traps, and its policy … Continue reading

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A Theory of Macroprudential Policies in the Presence of Nominal Rigidities

From Emmanuel Farhi and Iván Werning, We provide a unifying foundation for macroprudential policies in financial markets for economies with nominal rigidities in goods and labor markets. Interventions are beneficial because of an aggregate demand externality. Ex post, the distribution of … Continue reading

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Learning about CEO Ability

From Yihui Pan, Tracy Yue Wang, and Michael Weisbach: When there is uncertainty about a CEO’s quality, news about the firm causes rational investors to update their expectation of the firm’s value for two reasons: Updates occur because of the direct effect of … Continue reading

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Household Debt and the Dynamic Effects of Income Tax Changes

From James Cloyne and Paolo Surico: This paper investigates a new channel in the transmission of fiscal policy: household debt. Using a long span of expenditure survey data and a new narrative measure of exogenous income tax changes for the UK, … Continue reading

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Impact of “Substantially Heightened” Capital Requirements on Large Financial Institutions

From Anil Kashyap, Jeremy Stein, and Sam Hanson: ABSTRACT: We examine the impact of “substantially heightened” capital requirements on large financial institutions, and on their customers. Our analysis yields three main conclusions. First, the frictions associated with raising new external equity … Continue reading

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