Tax Policy and the Economy

Robert A. Moffitt, Organizer

September 24, 2020

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Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, September 24
9:30 am
Introductory Remarks by Robert Moffitt
9:40 am
Zhao Chen, Fudan University
Yuxuan He, Duke University
Zhikuo Liu, Fudan University
Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Duke University and NBER
Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER

The Structure of Business Taxation in China
10:15 am
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University and NBER
Michael R. Strain, American Enterprise Institute

Employment Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit: Taking the Long View
10:50 am
Break
10:55 am
Benjamin Lockwood, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Afras Sial, University of California, Berkeley
Matthew C. Weinzierl, Harvard University and NBER

Designing, not Checking, for Policy Robustness: An Example with Optimal Taxation
11:30 am
Youssef Benzarti, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER

Estimating the Costs of Filing Tax Returns and the Potential Savings from Policies Aimed at Reducing These Costs
12:05 pm
Break
12:15 pm
Guest Speaker - Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund
1:15 pm
Break
1:25 pm
Jeffrey Clemens, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Joshua D. Gottlieb, University of Chicago and NBER
Jeff Hicks, University of British Columbia

How Would Medicare for All Affect Health System Capacity? Evidence from Medicare for Some
2:00 pm
Mark Duggan, Stanford University and NBER
Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University and NBER
Gina Li, Stanford University

The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on the Near Elderly: Evidence on Health Insurance Coverage and Labor Market Outcomes
2:35 pm
Closing Comments
2:40 pm
Adjourn