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More accessible 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:

Economists' Statement on Support for Jobs and Businesses in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Some thoughts on economics and policy at the time of the pandemics (or as pdf) (3/19/2020).

A non-technical discussion of the role of taxation in redistribution. Reflections on Taxation in Support of Redistributive Policies", prepared for Olivier Blanchard and Dani Rodrik (eds.), "Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to Reduce Inequality in Advanced Economies", MIT Press, forthcoming, December 2019.

Discussion of measurement of progressivity in Saez and Zucman "Triumph of injustice"

Discussion of Saez and Zucman "Progressive Wealth Taxation" for Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall 2019 and written comment.

Presentation from the 2019 NTA panel on wealth taxation

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, my not-always-serious twitter account: