The NBER's bi-annual Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar met in Vienna on June 16-18, 2014. The seminar, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), focused on the topic of personal income taxation and household behavior. The meeting was co-organized by Research Associate Roger Gordon of the University of California, San Diego and IHS Director Christian Keuschnigg, who chose the following papers for discussion:
Richard Blundell, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies; Monica Costa Dias and Jonathan Shaw, Institute for Fiscal Studies; and Costas Meghir, Yale University and NBER, "Female Labor Supply, Human Capital, and Welfare Reform" (NBER Working Paper No. 19007)
Robert McClelland and Shannon Mok, Congressional Budget Office, and Kevin Pierce, Internal Revenue Service, "Labor Force Participation Elasticities of Women and Secondary Earners within Married Couples"
Aspen Gorry, Utah State University; Kevin Hassett and Aparna Mathur, American Enterprise Institute; and Glenn Hubbard, Columbia University and NBER, "The Elasticity of Deferred Income with Respect to Marginal Income Tax Rates"
Jon Bakija and William Gentry, Williams College, "Capital Gains Taxes and Realizations: Evidence from a Long Panel of State-Level Data"
Philipp Dörrenberg, Andreas Peichl, and Sebastian Siegloch, ZEW and IZA, "How Responsive Are Deductions to Tax Rate Changes?"
Dominika Langenmayr, University of Munich, "Voluntary Disclosure of Evaded Taxes - Increasing Revenues, or Increasing Incentives to Evade?"
John Beshears, David Laibson, and Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University and NBER, and James Choi, Yale University and NBER, "Does Front-Loading Taxation Increase Savings? Evidence from Roth 401(k) Introductions"
Jeffrey Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER; James Poterba, MIT and NBER; and David Richardson, TIAA-CREF, "Do Required Minimum Distributions Constrain Household Behavior? The Effect of the 2009 Holiday on Retirement Savings Plan Distributions"
Jarkko Harju and Tuomas Matikka, Government Institute for Economic Research, "The Elasticity of Taxable Income and Income-shifting: What is 'Real' and What is Not?"
Luzi Hail and Stephanie Sikes, University of Pennsylvania, and Clare Wang, Northwestern University, "Cross-Country Evidence on the Relation between Capital-Gains Taxes, Risk, and Expected Returns"
Annette Alstadsæter, University of Oslo, and Martin Jacob, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, "Do Dividend Taxes Affect Corporate Investment?"
Peter Egger and Katharina Erhardt, ETH Zürich, and Christian Keuschnigg, "Personal Income Taxes, Corporate Profit Taxes and the Heterogeneous Tax Sensitivity of Firm-Level Investments"