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This seminar series is jointly organized by the IFS and STICERD. They are held on Wednesdays during term time at 12:30-13:45 in the Insitute for Fiscal Studies (7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE)

Entry is on a first-come first-served basis. No registration is required but places are limited. 

Seminar organisers: Mariacristina De Nardi (UCL), Monica Costa Dias (IFS), Dr Johannes Spinnewijn (LSE), Stuart Adam (IFS), Prof Henrik Kleven (LSE), Dr Camille Landais (LSE), Gabriel Zucman (LSE).

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Wednesday  21 June 2017  12:30 - 13:45

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Patrick Kline (UC Berkeley)

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Wednesday  07 June 2017  12:30 - 13:45

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Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago)

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Wednesday  24 May 2017  12:30 - 13:45

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Matt Notowidigdo (Northwestern)

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Wednesday  10 May 2017  12:30 - 13:45

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Gabriel Chodorow-Reich (Harvard)

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Wednesday  26 April 2017  12:30 - 13:45

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Simon Jäger (Harvard University)

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Wednesday  22 March 2017  12:30 - 13:45

The effect of minimum wages on the total number of jobs: Evidence from the United States using a bunching estimator

Attila Linder (UCL)

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Wednesday  14 December 2016  12:30 - 13:45

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Eric Zwick (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

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Wednesday  02 November 2016  12:30 - 13:45

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Andrea Weber (WU Vienna)

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Wednesday  19 October 2016  12:30 - 13:45

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Jerome Adda (Bocconi University)

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Thursday  13 October 2016  12:30 - 13:45

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Hilary Hoynes (UC Berkeley)

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Wednesday  05 October 2016  12:30 - 13:45

Understanding and misunderstanding randomized controlled trials (jointly authored with Nancy Cartwright)

Angus Deaton (Princeton University)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Wednesday  01 June 2016  12:30 - 13:45

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Francois Gerard (Columbia University)

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Wednesday  18 May 2016  12:30 - 13:45

Knowledge of future job loss and implications for unemployment insurance

Nathan Hendren (Harvard University)

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Wednesday  04 May 2016  12:30 - 13:45

The Lifecycle of Inventors

John Van Reenen (CEP) , joint with Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel and Neviana Petkova

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Wednesday  20 April 2016  12:30 - 13:45

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James Ziliak (University of Kentucky)

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Wednesday  16 March 2016  12:30 - 13:45

Do Banks Pass Through Credit Expansions to Consumers Who Want to Borrow?

Neale Mahoney (Chicago Booth)

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Wednesday  02 March 2016  12:30 - 13:45

State Taxes and Spatial Misallocation

Owen Zidar (Chicago Booth)

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Wednesday  17 February 2016  12:30 - 13:45

Inheritance and Wealth Inequality

Arash Nekoei (Institute for International Economic Studies)

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Wednesday  27 January 2016  12:30 - 13:45

Evolving Choice Inconsistencies in Choice of Prescription Drug Insurance

Jon Gruber (MIT)

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Wednesday  09 December 2015  12:30 - 13:45

Estimating Aggregate Human Capital Externalities

Ananth Seshadri (University of Wisconsin-Madison) , joint with Junjie Guo and Nicolas Roys

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Wednesday  11 November 2015  12:30 - 13:45

The Optimal Timing of Unemployment Benefits: Theory and Evidence from Sweden

Camille Landais (LSE) , joint with Jonas Kolsrud, Peter Nilsson and Johannes Spinnewijn

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Wednesday  28 October 2015  12:30 - 13:45

Why have the Wages of Married Women Increased? Marital Sorting and Labor Supply of Couples

Zvi Eckstein (Hersliya)

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Wednesday  24 June 2015  12:30 - 13:45

Means-tested Social Assistance and Labor Market Informality

Marco Manacorda (Queen's Mary University and LSE)

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Wednesday  10 June 2015  12:30 - 13:45

Taxation and the International Mobility of Inventors

Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard) , joint with Ufuk Akcigit and Salome Baslandze

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Monday  08 June 2015  12:30 - 13:45

Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors

Adnan Khan (IGC) , joint with Asim I. Khwaja Benjamin A. Olken

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Wednesday  27 May 2015  12:30 - 13:45

Contestability on the Non-profit Sector

Kimberley Scharf (Warwick University)

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Wednesday  13 May 2015  12:30 - 13:45

Generalized Social Marginal Welfare Weights for Optimal Tax Theory

Emmanuel Saez (University of California at Berkeley) , joint with Stefanie Stantcheva

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Wednesday  29 April 2015  12:30 - 13:45

The Implications of Heterogeneity for the Regulation of Energy-Consuming Durable Goods

Arthur Van Benthem (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania) , joint with M. Jacobsen, C. Knittel and J.Sallee

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Wednesday  11 March 2015  12:30 - 13:45

The Response of Drug Expenditure to Non-linear Contract Design: Evidence from Medicare Part D

Liran Einav (Stanford University)

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Wednesday  25 February 2015  12:30 - 13:45

What you know can't hurt you (for long): A field experiment on relative feedback performance information

Antonio Cabrales (UCL)

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Wednesday  10 December 2014  12:30 - 13:45

Random policies in federations

James Hines (Michigan & NBER)

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Wednesday  26 November 2014  12:30 - 13:45

Capital Tax Reform and the Real Economy: The Effects of the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut

Danny Yagan (UC, Berkeley)

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Wednesday  29 October 2014  12:30 - 13:45

Wealth Inequality in the United States since 1913: Evidence from Capitalized Income Tax Data

Gabriel Zucman (LSE) , joint with E. Saez (UC Berkeley)

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Wednesday  08 October 2014  12:30 - 13:45

Dodging the Taxman: Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcement

Dina Pomeranz (Harvard Business School) , joint with Paul Carrillo and Monica Singhal

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Wednesday  25 June 2014  12:30 - 13:45

Long Run Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net

Hilary Hoynes (UC Berkeley)

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Wednesday  28 May 2014  12:30 - 13:45

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Dan Silverman (Arizona State University)

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Wednesday  14 May 2014  12:30 - 13:45

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Ilyana Kuziemko (Columbia University)

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Wednesday  30 April 2014  12:30 - 13:45

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Jonah Rockoff (Columbia Business School)

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Wednesday  19 March 2014  12:30 - 13:45

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Bernard Salanie (Columbia)

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Wednesday  12 March 2014  12:30 - 13:45

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Adam Szeidl (Central European University)

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Wednesday  19 February 2014  12:30 - 13:45

A Positive Theory of Tax Reform

Ethan Ilzetzki (LSE)

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Wednesday  11 December 2013  12:30 - 13:45

The great reversal in the demand for skill and cognitive tasks

David Green (University of British Columbia)

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Wednesday  27 November 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Ramsey Asset Taxation Under Asymmetric Information'

Nicola Pavoni (Bocconi)

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Wednesday  30 October 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Consumer Responses to Fiscal Stimulus Policy and Households’ Cost of Liquidity

David Dreyer Lassen (Copenhagen)

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Wednesday  16 October 2013  12:30 - 13:45

A Theory of Income Taxation under Multidimensional Skill Heterogeneity

Florian Scheuer (Stanford University) , joint with Casey Rotschild

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Monday  17 June 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass-Through of State Diesel Taxes

Joel Slemrod (University of Michigan)

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Wednesday  12 June 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Gender identity and relative income within households

Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago)

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Wednesday  29 May 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Diagnosis and Unnecessary Procedure Use: Evidence from C-Section

Janet Currie (Princeton University)

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Wednesday  22 May 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Management of Bureaucrats and Public Service Delivery: Evidence from the Nigerian Civil Service

Imran Rasul (UCL and IFS)

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Wednesday  01 May 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Family Welfare Cultures

Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago)

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Wednesday  13 March 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Active vs. Passive Decisions and Crowd-out in Retirement Savings: Evidence from Denmark

Soren Leth-Petersen (University of Copenhagen) , joint with Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Torben Heien Nielsen and Tore Olsen

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Wednesday  06 March 2013  12:30 - 13:45

Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Taxation

Richard Blundell (University College London and IFS) , joint with Monica Costa-Dias, Jonathan Shaw and Costas Meghir

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Wednesday  14 November 2012  12:30 - 13:45

The Welfare Cost of Perceived Policy Uncertainty: Evidence from Social Security

Erzo F.P. Luttmer ( Dartmouth College) , joint with Andrew Samwick

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Wednesday  24 October 2012  12:30 - 13:45

Private Information and Insurance Rejections

Nathan Hendren (Harvard University)

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Wednesday  27 June 2012  12:30 - 13:45

Moral hazard and claims deterrence in private disability insurance

Mark Duggan (Wharton) , joint with David Autor and Jonathan Gruber

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Wednesday  13 June 2012  12:30 - 13:45

The Hated Property Tax: Salience, Tax Rates, and Tax Revolts.

Caroline Hoxby (Stanford University) , joint with Marika Cabral

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Wednesday  23 May 2012  12:30 - 13:45

Using differences in knowledge across neighborhoods to uncover the impact of the EITC on earnings

Emmanuel Saez (University of California at Berkeley) , joint with Raj Chetty and John Friedman

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Wednesday  02 May 2012  12:30 - 13:45

Moral hazard in health insurance: How important is forward looking behavior

Amy Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) , joint with Aviva Aron-Dine, Liran Einav, and Mark Cullen

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Wednesday  14 March 2012  12:30 - 13:45

Social networks and dynamics of tax avoidance - evidence from a well-defined Norwegian tax shelter

Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia University)

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Wednesday  07 March 2012  12:30 - 13:45

Title: Heterogeneity, Demand for Insurance and Adverse Selection

Johannes Spinnewijn (EOPP)

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Wednesday  22 February 2012  12:30 - 13:45

'The Mirrlees Review and Public Economics in an Age of Austerity'.

Tony Atkinson (Nuffield College, Oxford)

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Wednesday  16 November 2011  12:30 - 13:45

Tax Notches in Pakistan: Tax Evasion, Real Responses, and Income Shifting

Henrik Kleven (London School of Economics) , joint with Mazhar Waseem

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Tuesday  08 November 2011  12:30 - 13:45

“Unemployment and Debt in the United States”

Peter Diamond (MIT)

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Wednesday  02 November 2011  12:30 - 13:45

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Michael Lovenheim (Cornell University)

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Wednesday  19 October 2011  12:30 - 13:45

THE LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF TEACHERS: TEACHER VALUE-ADDED AND STUDENT OUTCOMES IN ADULTHOOD

John Friedman (Brown)

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Wednesday  05 October 2011  12:30 - 13:45

The effects of unemployment insurance over the business cycle: evidence from regression discontinuity estimates over twenty years

Till Von Wachter (Columbia University) , joint with Johannes F. Schmieder, Boston University and IZA and Stefan Bender, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

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Wednesday  15 June 2011  12:30 - 13:45

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Dennis Epple (Carnegie Mellon University)

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Wednesday  01 June 2011  12:30 - 13:45

Optimal Dynamic Taxes

Mike Golosov (Yale) , joint with Maxim Troshkin, (University of Minnesota and FRB Minneapolis) and Aleh Tsyvinski, (Yale and NES)

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Wednesday  25 May 2011  12:30 - 13:45

Optimal Unemployment Insurance over the Business Cycle

Camille Landais (LSE) , joint with Pascal Michaillat (LSE), Emmanuel Saez (University of California at Berkeley)

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Wednesday  18 May 2011  12:30 - 13:45

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Mark Duggan (Wharton)

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Wednesday  04 May 2011  12:30 - 13:45

Insurance and taxation over the life cycle

Emmanuel Fahri (Harvard University) , joint with Ivan Werning

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Monday  02 May 2011  12:30 - 13:45

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Amy Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) , joint with Antoine Bozio (Paris School of Economics) and Guy Laroque (University College London) - speaker TBC

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Wednesday  09 March 2011  12:30 - 13:45

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Botond Koszegi (Central European University)

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Wednesday  23 February 2011  12:30 - 13:45

Incentive Schemes for Local Government: Theory and Evidence from Comprensive Performance Assessment in England

Ben Lockwood (University of Warwick) , joint with Francesco Porcelli

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Wednesday  09 February 2011  12:30 - 13:45

Policy Analysis with Incredible Certitude (a Leverhulme Lecture)

Charles F. Manski (Northwestern University)

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Wednesday  08 December 2010  12:30 - 13:45

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Alexander Gelber (Berkeley)

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Wednesday  24 November 2010  12:30 - 13:45

Fiscal Zoning and Sales Taxes: Do Higher Sales Taxes Lead to More Retailing and Less Manufacturing?

Michelle White (UCSD, visiting EOPP) , joint with Daria Burnes, UC Irvine, David Neumark, UC Irvine, Public Policy Institute of California, and NBER, and Michelle J. White, UC San Diego and NBER

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Wednesday  03 November 2010  12:30 - 13:45

The Choice of the Personal Income Tax Base

Roger Gordon (UCSD, visiting EOPP) , joint with Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University

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Wednesday  27 October 2010  12:30 - 13:45

Digestible Microfoundations: Buffer Stock Saving in a Krusell-Smith World

Chris Carroll (John Hopkins University)

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Wednesday  13 October 2010  12:30 - 13:45

On the Long-Run Evolution of Inheritance: France 1820-2050

Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)

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Monday  24 May 2010  12:30 - 13:45

Bounds on Elasticities with Optimization Frictions: A Synthesis of Micro and Macro Evidence on Labor Supply

Raj Chetty (Harvard University)

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Monday  10 May 2010  12:30 - 13:45

Sources of time preference and time-inconsistency: evidence from the field

Dan Silverman (Arizona State University)

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Monday  26 April 2010  12:30 - 13:45

Health and Wealth in a Lifecycle Model

John Karl Scholz (University of Wisconsin - Madison) , joint with Ananth Seshadri (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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Monday  15 March 2010  12:30 - 13:45

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Matt Weinzierl (Harvard Business School)

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Monday  01 March 2010  12:30 - 13:45

Polish Business Flat Tax and its Effect on Reported Incomes

Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia University)

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Monday  22 February 2010  12:30 - 13:45

Consumption and Cash-Flow Taxes in an International Setting

Alan Auerbach (University of California, Berkeley) , joint with Michael P. Devereux (Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation)

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Monday  15 February 2010  12:30 - 13:45

Optimal Control of Externalities in the Presence of Income Taxation

Louis Kaplow (Harvard Law School)

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Monday  14 December 2009  12:30 - 13:45

Quality, inequality, and the measurement of world poverty

Angus Deaton (Princeton University)

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Monday  07 December 2009  12:30 - 13:45

Individual Accounts And The Life-Cycle Approach To Social Insurance

Peter Sorensen (University of Copenhagen) , joint with A. Lans Bovenberg (CentER, Tilburg University, Netspar, CEPR and CESifo) and Martin Ino Hansen (Statistics Denmark)

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Monday  30 November 2009  12:30 - 13:45

Why Can Modern Governments Tax So Much? An Agency Model Of Firms As Fiscal Intermediaries

Claus Kreiner (University of Copenhagen) , joint with Henrik Kleven and Emmanuel Saez

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Monday  19 October 2009  12:30 - 13:45

Do Child Tax Benefits Affect the Wellbeing of Children? Evidence from Canadian Child Benefit Expansions

Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia) , joint with Mark Stabile

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