The NBER's Program on Public Economics met in Cambridge on April 10 and 11, 2014. Program Co-director Raj Chetty of Harvard University and Research Associate Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, chose these papers to discuss
Mark Duggan and Amanda Starc, University of Pennsylvania and NBER, and Boris Vabson, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, "Who Benefits when the Government Pays More? Pass-Through in the Medicare Advantage Program"
Marcus Hagedorn, Institute for Advanced Studies; Fatih Karahan, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Iourii Manovskii, University of Pennsylvania and NBER; and Kurt Mitman, University of Pennsylvania, "Unemployment Benefits and Unemployment in the Great Recession: The Role of Macro Effects" (NBER Working Paper 19499)
Koichiro Ito, Boston University and NBER, and James Sallee, University of Chicago and NBER, "The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards"
Paul Carrillo, George Washington University, and Dina Pomeranz and Monica Singhal, Harvard University and NBER, "Tax Me if You Can: Evidence on Firm Misreporting Behavior and Evasion Substitution"
Stefano Giglio, University of Chicago and NBER; Matteo Maggiori, New York University and NBER; and Johannes Stroebel, New York University, "Very Long-Run Discount Rates"
Dayanand Manoli, University of Texas, Austin and NBER, and Nicholas Turner, Department of the Treasury, "The Impact of Taxpayer Notifications on EITC Use and Earnings"
Robert McClelland and Shannon Mok, Congressional Budget Office, and Kevin Pierce, Statistics of Income, Internal Revenue Service, "Labor Force Participation Elasticities of Women and Secondary Earners within Married Couples"
Victoria Bryant, Statistics of Income, Internal Revenue Service; David Grusky and Pablo Mitnik, Stanford University; and Michael Weber, Statistics of Income, Internal Revenue Service, "New Estimates of Intergenerational Economic Mobility Using Tax Return Data"
Clemens Fuest, ZEW and the University of Mannheim, and Andreas Peichl and Sebastian Siegloch, IZA and the University of Cologne, "Do Higher Corporate Taxes Reduce Wages? Micro Evidence from Germany"
Jeffrey Clemens, University of California, San Diego and NBER, and Joshua Gottlieb, University of British Columbia, "Bargaining in the Shadow of a Giant: Medicare's Influence on Private Payment Systems"
Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne; Camille Landais, London School of Economics; and Josef Zweimuller, University of Zurich, "Market Externalities of Large Unemployment Insurance Extension Programs"