Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Public Economics

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Public Economics

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The NBER's Program on Public Economics met in Cambridge on April 6-7. Program Directors Amy Finkelstein of MIT and Raj Chetty of Stanford University and Faculty Research Fellow Nathaniel Hendren of Harvard University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Caroline Hoxby, Stanford University and NBER, "The Returns to Online Education"

* Shanthi Ramnath, Department of the Treasury, and Patricia Tong, RAND Corporation, "The Persistent Reduction in Poverty from Filing a Tax Return"

* Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago and NBER, and Thibaut Lamadon and Bradley J. Setzler, University of Chicago, "Earnings Dynamics, Mobility Costs, and Transmission of Firm and Market Level Shocks"

* Randall Akee, University of California, Los Angeles, and NBER, and Maggie Jones and Sonya Porter, Bureau of the Census, "Adding Insult to Injury: Racial Disparity in an Era of Increasing Income Inequality"

* Jacob Mortenson, Joint Committee on Taxation, and Andrew Whitten, Department of the Treasury, "Bunching to Maximize Tax Credits: Evidence from Kinks in the U.S. Tax Schedule"

* Annette Alstadsaeter, Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Niels Johannesen, University of Copenhagen; and Gabriel Zucman, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, "Tax Evasion and Inequality"

* Alex Rees-Jones, University of Pennsylvania, and Dmitry Taubinsky, Dartmouth College and NBER, "Heuristic Perceptions of the Income Tax: Evidence and Implications for Debiasing" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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