Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 30

Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 30

by Jeffrey R. Brown (Editor)


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Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 30 by Jeffrey R. Brown

The research papers in Volume 30 of Tax Policy and the Economy make significant contributions to the academic literature in public finance and provide important conceptual and empirical input to policy design. In the first paper, Gerald Carlino and Robert Inman consider whether state-level fiscal policies create spillovers for neighboring states and how federal stimulus can internalize these externalities. The second paper, by Nathan Hendren, presents a new framework for evaluating the welfare consequences of tax policy changes and explains how the key parameters needed to implement this framework can be estimated. The third paper, a collaborative effort by several academic and US Treasury economists, documents the dramatic increase in pass-through businesses, including partnerships and S-corporations, over the last thirty years.  It notes that these entities now generate more than half of all US business income. The fourth paper examines property tax compliance using a pseudo-randomized experiment in Philadelphia, in which those who owed taxes received supplemental letters regarding their tax delinquency. The research explores what types of communication lead to higher rates of tax payment. In the fifth paper, Jeffrey Clemens discusses cross-program budgetary spillovers of minimum wage regulations. Severin Borenstein and Lucas Davis, the authors of the sixth paper, study the distributional effects of income tax credits for clean energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226441139
Publisher: University of Chicago Press Journals
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research Tax Policy and the Economy Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 16.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey R. Brown is William G. Karnes Professor of Finance and director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a research associate of the NBER.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xiii

1 Fiscal Stimulus in Economic Unions: What Role for States? Gerald Carlino Robert P. Inman 1

2 The Policy Elasticity Nathaniel Hendren 51

3 Business in the United States: Who Owns It, and How Much Tax Do They Pay? Michael Cooper John McClelland James Pearce Richard Prisinzano Joseph Sullivan Danny Yagan Owen Zidar Eric Zwick 91

4 An Experimental Evaluation of Notification Strategies to Increase Property Tax Compliance: Free-Riding in the City of Brotherly Love Michael Chirico Robert P. Inman Charles Loeffler John MacDonald Holger Sieg 129

5 Redistribution through Minimum Wage Regulation: An Analysis of Program Linkages and Budgetary Spillovers Jeffrey Clemens 163

6 The Distributional Effects of US Clean Energy Tax Credits Severin Borenstein Lucas W. Davis 191

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