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RaJ Chetty’s Public Economics Lectures are Online!

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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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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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THE LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF TEACHERS

Interesting work from Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Jonah Rockoff The earnings gains from replacing a low value-added (bottom 5%) teacher with one of average quality grow as more data are used to estimate value-added. Discounting future earnings gains to … Continue reading

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How to think like an Economist: the Olney method

When writing a lecture on economic modeling and understanding health insurance markets, I’m using a helpful device from Martha Olney of UC Berkeley. She calls it the Olney method of thinking like an economist. The Olney Method Replicate the argument … Continue reading

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