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Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

From Raj Chetty, Nathan Hendren, Pat Kline, and Emmanuel Saez: We use administrative records on the incomes of more than 40 million children and their parents to describe three features of intergenerational mobility in the United States. First, we characterize … Continue reading

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Moving to Opportunity? Migratory Insurance over the Great Recession

From Danny Yagan: Over the Great Recession, the employment rate in some U.S. cities declined by more than twice the aggregate decline. To what extent did the ability to migrate insure workers against these idiosyncratic local shocks? I answer this … Continue reading

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The Impact of Immigration on Wages, Internal Migration and Welfare

From Suphanit Piyapromdee: Over the past few decades, the number of immigrants entering the U.S. has increased substantially. The local impacts of immigration may differ from national impacts since some cities attract more immigrants. Even within a city, workers may be … Continue reading

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On Property Taxes in New York

From an interesting NYTimes article on different plans to tax those with high incomes in New York: The idea that nonresidents should pay little or no tax has long rested both on notions of fairness, since they’re not around much … Continue reading

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Migration and wage effects of taxing top earners: Evidence from the foreigners’ tax scheme in Denmark

from Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais, Emmanuel Saez, Esben Schultz: Tax-induced international mobility of talent is a controversial public-policy issue, especially when tax rates differ substantially across countries and migration barriers are low as in the case of the EU. High top-tax … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Study Capital Taxation

Here are four reasons from Emmanuel Saez: Capital income is about 25% of national income (labor income is 75%) but distribution of capital income is much more unequal than labor income. Capital income inequality is due to differences in savings behavior but also … Continue reading

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Long-term intergenerational persistence of human capital: an empirical analysis of four generations

From Mikael Lindahl, Mårten Palme, Sofia Sandgren Massih and Anna Sjögren:     Most previous studies of intergenerational transmission of human capital are restricted to two generations – parents and their children. In this study we use a Swedish data set … Continue reading

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