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Less academic writing

Here are a few more accessible (ie. potentially readable by non-economists) pieces that I wrote or that are about things that I wrote:

Discussion of trends in wealth concentration in the United States, published in the Winter 2015 issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (also: free download here, and there is a short and nice summary on the Brookings website). Related presentation from the November 2015 meeting of the National Tax Association in Boston. Another closely related bit is this comment on "Measuring Income and Wealth at the Top Using Administrative and Survey Data" by Bricker et al. (Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2016, forthcoming).

Paper (Tax Law Review, 2015, 68(3), 545-62) and slides with some reflections about Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st century" book, prepared for the NYU/UCLA symposium on the topic.

The inequality illusion: Why a wealth tax won't work (with Allison Schrager), Foreign Affairs, (5/15/2014).

Tax incidence in the presence of tax evasion, www.voxeu.org, 9/30/2013 (with Justin Marion, Erich Muehlegger and Joel Slemrod), is about findings in this paper: "Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass-through of State Diesel Taxes"

Resenting the rich. Commentary (www.economist.com, 4/16/2009)

This is a non-technical (despite the title) overview of work on estate taxation: ""Economics of estate taxation: A brief review of theory and evidence," (written for a law conference and published in Tax Law Review, 2009, 63(1), 139-157).

"Tax Simplification and Tax Compliance: An Economic Perspective" is a non-technical (again, despite the title) discussion of some issues surrounding compliance and complexity of tax systems (published in Max Sawicky (ed.), Bridging the Tax Gap. Addressing the Crisis in Tax Administration, 2006, Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute, 111-143.)

Two recent summaries (not written by me) of my recent article with David Munroe about the "mansion tax" on Forbes blog and in the NBER digest

There is even a movie about my research, starring my co-author Joel Slemrod. It is about this prize-worthy piece of research

Finally, I don't post much on twitter but it happens once in a while: