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Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 34

Robert A. Moffitt

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University of Chicago Press
15 July 2020
This volume presents five new studies on current topics in taxation and government spending. Mark Shepard, Katherine Baicker, and Jonathan Skinner explore implementation aspects of a Medicare-for-All program, which provides a uniform health insurance benefit to everyone, and contrast it with a program providing a basic benefit that can be supplemented voluntarily. John Beshears, James Choi, Mark Iwry, David John, David Laibson, and Brigitte Madrian examine the design and feasibility of firm-sponsored rainy day funds, short-term savings accounts for employees that can be used when faced with temporary periods of high expenditure. Robert Barro and Brian Wheaton investigate the impact of taxation on choice of corporate form, on the formation and legal structure of new businesses, and indirectly on productivity in the economy. Jonathan Meer and Benjamin Priday examine the impact of the 2017 federal income tax reform, which reduced marginal tax rates and the incentive for charitable giving, on such giving. Finally, Casey Mulligan analyzes the impact of the Affordable Care Act on whether firms employ fewer than 50 employees, the employment threshold below which they are exempt from the requirement to provide health insurance to their employees.
By:   Robert A. Moffitt
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   34
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   246g
ISBN:   9780226708119
ISBN 10:   022670811X
Series:   (NBER) National Bureau of Economic Research Tax Policy and the Economy
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   15 July 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert A. Moffitt is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University with a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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