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SI 2015 Public Economics, Taxation & Social Insurance

Raj Chetty, David Card, and Ilyana Kuziemko, Organizers

July 21, 2015

Skyline Rooms
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA



Tuesday, July 21

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

Morning Session Joint with Labor Studies

8:30 am

David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Andreas R. Kostol, University of Bergen
Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago and NBER
Disability Benefits, Consumption Insurance, and Household Labor Supply

9:20 am

Alexander M. Gelber, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Adam Isen, Department of the Treasury
Jae Song, Social Security Administration
The Effect of Social Security Benefits on Earnings: Novel Evidence from the Social Security Notch

10:10 am


10:30 am

Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University
Timothy McQuade, Stanford University
Who Wants Affordable Housing in their Backyard? An Equilibrium Analysis of Low Income Property Development


Ricardo Perez-Truglia, Microsoft
Ugo Troiano, University of Michigan and NBER
Shaming Tax Delinquents: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in the United States

12:10 pm


1:00 pm

Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University and NBER
Xavier Gabaix, New York University and NBER
Optimal Taxation with Behavioral Agents

1:45 pm


2:00 pm

David W. Brown, Department of the Treasury
Amanda E. Kowalski, Yale University and NBER
Ithai Lurie, Department of the Treasury
Medicaid as an Investment in Children: What is the Long-Term Impact on Tax Receipts?

2:45 pm

Jarkko Harju, VATT Institute for Economic Research
Tuomas Kosonen, VATT Institute for Economic Research
Oskar Nordstr��span> Skans, Uppsala University
Firm Types and Heterogeneous Consumption-tax Incidence

3:30 pm


Session on Unemployment Insurance

3:45 pm

Kory Kroft, University of Toronto and NBER
Johannes F. Schmieder, Boston University and NBER
Etienne Lehmann, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique
Kavan J.. Kucko, Boston University
Optimal Income Taxation with Unemployment and Wage Responses: A Sufficient Statistics Approach

4:25 pm

Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
Private Information and Unemployment Insurance

5:05 pm