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Baris Kaymak, University of Montreal

Posted on 2014-11-12 in Upcoming Seminars
Mar 18, 2015

Baris Kaymak, University of Montreal will present a seminar.

Topic: "Macroeconomic Implications of Top Income Tax Cuts: 1960-2010"

Abstract: Over the last 50 years the US tax system went through a striking transformation that considerably reduced the effective tax rates for top income groups. This paper investigates the macroeconomic repercussions of this change in tax policy, particularly for the distributions of income, wealth, consumption and welfare. The results suggest that top income tax cuts explain up to 40% of the rise in wealth inequality since 1960. By contrast, the impact of tax cuts on income and consumption inequality is much smaller due to changes in equilibrium prices.

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Timlin Room (Arts 807)