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Overview Many workers in the United States are at the mercy of unpredictable scheduling practices, often facilitated by new technologies where computer algorithms create employee schedules based on projected consumer […]
Fifty years after the arrival of the contemporary women’s movement on the national stage, the U.S. workforce and the U.S. economy are the beneficiaries of the enormous strides in gender […]
The employment consequences of increasing the minimum wage in the United States continue to be a major subject of debate, but how researchers choose to estimate the effects of raising […]
Taxing capital is a key way to maintain and increase the progressivity in the U.S. tax system and raise the revenue needed to support government activities and investments that in turn will help ensure strong...
The employment effects of a much higher U.S. federal minimum wage: Lessons from other rich countries
Overview Not long ago, most U.S. economists agreed that a statutory minimum wage with any “bite”—any meaningful effect on wages at the bottom of the labor market—would cause job losses […]
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Blum Center: The Science of Scaling: Building Evidence to Advance Anti-Poverty Innovations: September 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 100 Blum Hall, Haviland Road, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 […]
Must-Read: I have long thought that the right way to think about consumption vs. income taxes is that a consumption tax is like a labor income tax plus a one-time […]
A new working paper by Emmanuel Saez and Stefanie Stantcheva tries to do for capital taxation what economists have done for labor income taxation: build a simple model of optimal taxation.
J. Bradford DeLong and Michael M. DeLong: Beating America’s Health-Care Monopolists: BERKELEY – The United States’ Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care reform, has significantly increased […]