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  • Christopher L House, Matthew D Shapiro, Shapiro, William Gale, Austan Goolsbee, Yuriy Gorodnichenko +5 others
  • 2008
Even modest reductions in the after-tax cost of capital purchases provide strong incentives for increased investment. Indeed, for tax subsidies that are temporary, and for capital goods that are very long-lived, the incentive to invest when the after-tax price is temporarily low is essentially infinite. Firms that would have purchased new capital equipment(More)
Legislating predictable changes in tax rates violates one of the cardinal principles of public finance: changes in tax rates should be permanent and immediate. Taxation typically distorts economic behavior and, because the deadweight burden of taxation is a convex function of the tax rate, there are efficiency gains to equalizing tax rates over time. As(More)
  • Jagdish Bhagwati, Arvind Panagariya, T N Srinivasan, York T N Srinivasan, Samuel Park, Irwin +7 others
  • 2004
Note: Readers who are not theoretically inclined may skip Section III without loss of continuity. Abstract Critics have muddled the public debate over offshore outsourcing by using the term interchangeably to refer to altogether different phenomena such as on-line purchase of services, direct foreign investment and, sometimes, all imports. We argue that(More)
  • Paul Carrillo, Dina Pomeranz, Monica Singhal, Lorenzo Casaburi, Raj Chetty, John Friedman +17 others
  • 2014
Reducing tax evasion is a key priority for many governments, particularly in developing countries. A growing literature has argued that the ability to verify taxpayer self-reports against reports from third parties is critical for modern tax enforcement and the growth of state capacity. However, there may be limits to the effectiveness of third-party(More)
  • Jacob Goldin, Daniel Reck, Jason Abaluck, Roland Benabou, John Beshears, Sebastien Bradley +23 others
  • 2015
In many settings, seemingly arbitrary features of a decision can aect what people choose. We develop an empirical framework to recover ordinal preference information from choice data when preference-irrelevant frames aect behavior. Plausible restrictions of varying strength permit either partial-or point-identification of preferences for the decision-makers(More)
  • Research Showcase, Cmu, Brian K Kovak, Rebecca Blank, John Bound, Charlie Brown +15 others
  • 2011
Many recent studies estimate cost function parameters to measure the influence of capital-skill complementarity on changes in skill demand. This paper argues that standard cost function estimates assuming quasi-fixed capital systematically overestimate the effect of complementarity when subject to skill-biased technological change. While previous work has(More)
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