Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Public Economics Program Meeting

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Public Economics Program Meeting

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The NBER's Program on Public Economics (PC) met in Cambridge on November 4 and 5, 2010. The first part of the meeting focused on "Behavioral Responses to Taxation" and was organized by Research Associates Raj Chetty of Harvard University, who co-directs the PE Program, and Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley. The PE Program's Co-Director Amy Finkelstein of MIT, and NBER Research Associate Erzo F.P. Luttmer of Dartmouth College, also organized this meeting. These papers were discussed:

* Jon M. Bakija, Williams College; Adam J. Cole, U.S. Department of the Treasury; and Bradley Helm, Indiana University, "Jobs and Income Growth of Top Earners and the Causes of Changing Income Inequality: Evidence from U.S. Tax Return Data"

* Lisa Schreiber Rosenmerkel, Internal Revenue Service, and Jenny Wahl, Carleton College, "Crossing the Bar: Predicting Wealth from Income and Estate Tax Records"

* Brian Raub, Barry Johnson, and Joseph Newcomb, Internal Revenue Service, "Rich or Richer? Comparing Estimates for the Forbes 400 to IRS Data"

* Atif R. Mian, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, and Amir Sufi, University of Chicago and NBER, "The Effects of Fiscal Stimulus: Evidence from the 2009 'Cash for Clunkers' Program" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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