This series presents recent research on the effects of taxation on economic performance and analyses of the effects of potential tax reforms. The research results appear in a form that is accessible to tax practitioners and policymakers. Topics in this volume include Medicare reform, taxation and telecommunications, tax incentives for higher education, incentive effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Social Security Earnings Test and the labor supply of older men, tax rate flexibility in consumption tax systems, fundamental tax reform and corporate finance, business transition issues in fundamental tax reform, and the effect of a consumption tax on the interest rate.
Contributors: David Bradford, David Cutler, Chris Edwards, Martin Feldstein, Leora Friedberg, William Gentry, Jerry Hausman, Caroline M. Hoxby, R. Glenn Hubbard, Jeffrey Liebman, Andrew Lyon, Peter Merrill, Mel Schwartz.
Tax Policy and the Economy series
About the Editor
James M. Poterba is Mitsui Professor in the Department of Economics at MIT. He has been Director of the NBER Public Economics Research Program since 1991 and has edited volumes 6-20 of Tax Policy and the Economy.