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SI 2016 Public Econ. Taxation & Social Insurance 

Amy Finkelstein and Raj Chetty, Organizers 

July 26, 2016 

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



Tuesday, July 26


Morning joint with Labor Studies in Ballroom A

8:00 am

Coffee and pastries

8:30 am

Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics
Emmanuel Saez, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Gabriel Zucman, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Distributional National Accounts: Methods and Estimates for the United States, 1913-2013

9:20 am

David W. Berger, Northwestern University and NBER
Nicholas Turner, Department of the Treasury
Eric Zwick, University of Chicago and NBER
Stimulating Housing Markets

10:10 am


10:30 am

Hunt Allcott, New York University and NBER
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Jean-Pierre H. Dubé, University of Chicago and NBER
The Geography of Poverty and Nutrition: Food Deserts and Food Choices Across the United States

11:20 am

Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Rema Hanna, Harvard University and NBER
Jordan C. Kyle, IFPRI
Benjamin A. Olken, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Sudarno Sumarto, TNP2K and SMERU
Contracting Out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia

12:10 pm


1:00 pm

Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER
Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Maria Polyakova, Stanford University and NBER
Private Provision of Social Insurance: Drug-Specific Price Elasticities and Cost-Sharing in Medicare Part D

1:45 pm

Marika Cabral, University of Texas at Austin and NBER
Mark R. Cullen, Stanford University and NBER
Estimating the Value of Public Insurance Using Complementary Private Insurance

2:30 pm



Session on Wealth Taxation and Inequality

2:40 pm

Arash Nekoei, Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University
David G. Seim, Department of Economics, Stockholm University
On the Accumulation of Wealth: the Role of Inheritance

3:15 pm

Jonathan Goupille-Lebret, Paris School of Economics
Arturo Infante, Axa
Behavioral Responses to Inheritance Tax: Evidence from Nocthes in France

3:50 pm


4:05 pm

Giogia Maffini, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Jing Xing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Michael P. Devereux, Oxford University
Corporate Tax Incentives and Capital Structure: Empirical Evidence from UK Tax Returns
The Impact of Investment Incentives: Evidence from UK Corporation Tax Returns

4:50 pm

Kory Kroft, University of Toronto and NBER
Matthew J. Notowidigdo, Northwestern University and NBER
The Welfare Effects of Taxation with Product Differentiation

5:35 pm