Public Economics Program Meeting

Nathaniel Hendren and Eric Zwick, Organizers

April 18-19, 2024

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Skyline Room, Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, April 18
Continental Breakfast
Empirical Research Using Tax Data Session
9:00 am
Katrine Jakobsen, University of Copenhagen
Henrik Kleven, Princeton University and NBER
Jonas Kolsrud, Uppsala University
Camille Landais, London School of Economics
Mathilde Muñoz, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Taxing Top Wealth: Migration Responses and their Aggregate Economic Implications
9:40 am
David Leite, Paris School of Economics

The Firm as Tax Shelter: Micro Evidence and Aggregate Implications of Consumption Through the Firm
(this paper is not available for download)
10:40 am
Kye Lippold, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Beata Luczywek, University of California, San Diego

Estimating Income Effects on Earnings using the 2021 Child Tax Credit Expansion
11:20 am
Valeria Zurla, CSEF University of Naples Federico II

Firm Heterogeneity and the Incidence of Earned Income Tax Credits: Evidence from Italy
Lunch - Room Skyline DE
12:50 pm
Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago and NBER
Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago and NBER
Tobias Leigh-Wood, University of Chicago
Yalun Su, University of Chicago

The Effect of Disability Benefits Loss on Earnings, Income, and Health Care Utilization
1:30 pm
Taha Choukhmane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Jorge Colmenares, Harvard University
Cormac O'Dea, Yale University and NBER
Jonathan L. Rothbaum, U.S. Census Bureau
Lawrence D.W. Schmidt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Who Benefits from Retirement Saving Incentives in the U.S.? Evidence on Racial Gaps in Retirement Wealth Accumulation
2:40 pm
Jason B. Cook, University of Utah
Chloe N. East, University of Colorado Denver and NBER

The Effect of Means-Tested Transfers on Work: Evidence from Quasi-Randomly Assigned SNAP Caseworkers
Public Economics Program Meeting Begins
3:20 pm
Akib Khan, Uppsala University
Erik Lundberg, Uppsala University

Permanent Residency Policy and Skilled Immigration: Evidence from a Swedish Reform
4:20 pm
Felipe M. Gonçalves, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Elisa Jácome, Northwestern University and NBER
Emily K. Weisburst, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

Immigration Enforcement and Public Safety
Reception and Group Dinner, Royal Sonesta Hotel, Room Skyline DE
Dinner Speaker: Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
(not available on livestream)
Friday, April 19
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Hunt Allcott, Stanford University and NBER
Daniel Cohen, Northwestern University
William Morrison, University of California, Berkeley
Dmitry Taubinsky, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

When Do “Nudges” Increase Welfare?
9:40 am
Michael Ricks, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Owen A. Kay, University of Michigan

Time-Limited Subsidies: Optimal Taxation with Implications for Renewable Energy Subsidies
10:40 am
Jefferson Duarte, Rice University
Tarik Umar, Rice University
Emmanuel Yimfor, Columbia University

Managing Aggrievement
11:40 am
Reuben Hurst, University of Maryland
Andrew Simon, University of Chicago
Michael Ricks, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Public Good Perceptions and Polarization: Evidence from Higher Education Appropriations
12:20 pm
Sahil Chinoy, Harvard University
Nathan Nunn, University of British Columbia and NBER
Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University and NBER
Sandra Sequeira, London School of Economics

Zero-Sum Thinking and the Roots of US Political Divides (slides)