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 (PE) met in Cambridge on November 3 and 4, 2011. The PE Program's Co-Director Raj Chetty of Harvard University and NBER Research Associate Emmanuel Saez of University of California, Berkeley organized this meeting. The following papers were discussed:

* Timothy Dowd, Joint Committee on Taxation, and Robert McClelland and Athiphat Muthitacharoen, Congressional Budget Office, "The Tax Elasticity of Capital Gains in the 21st Century"

* Peter Brady, Investment Company Institute, and Kevin Pierce, Statistics of Income, Internal Revenue Service, "Using Panel Tax Data to Examine the Transition to Retirement"

* Nicholas Turner, Department of the Treasury, "Do Students Profit from For-Profit Education? Estimating the Returns to Postsecondary Education with Tax Data"

* Raj Chetty and John Friedman, Harvard University and NBER; Emmanuel Saez; and Nathaniel Hilger and Danny Yagan, Harvard University, "The IRS Databank: Developing a Population Panel Dataset for Tax Policy Research"

* Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics, and Emmanuel Saez, "A Theory of Optimal Capital Taxation"

* Philippe Aghion and William Kerr, Harvard University and NBER; Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania and NBER; and Julia Cage, Harvard University, "Taxation, Corruption, and Growth"

* Nikolaos Artavanis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Adair Morse and Margarita Tsoutsoura, University of Chicago, "A New Method to Estimate Tax Evasion Using Financial Institution Lending: The Case of Greece"

* Saurabh Bhargava, University of Chicago, and Dayanand S. …

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