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Curriculum Vitae


Income Inequality

"Income Inequality in the United States: Using Tax Data to Measure Long-term Trends."
with Gerald Auten. Working paper, 2018.
  Online appendix (pdf)
  Online data (excel)
  Computer code (txt)
  Earlier Versions: 2017 version, 2016 version
  Media: Vox, PBS, WSJ

"Top 1% Income Shares: Comparing Estimates Using Tax Data." with Gerald Auten.
AEA Papers & Proceedings, 2019, 109, 307311. (Online appendix responding to Piketty, Saez, and Zucman in file above, Excel file, SAS code, Slides, AEA page)

"Household Incomes in Tax Data: Using Addresses to Move from Tax Unit to Household Income Distributions." with Jeff Larrimore and Jacob Mortenson. Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming. ( online appendix, Excel data, working paper)

"Comment: Inequality and Philanthropy: High-Income Giving in the United States 19172012." working paper, 2018. (Online data: Excel file, STATA based on Duquette 2018: zip file)

Income Mobility

"Income Mobility and Inequality in the United States: Evidence from Tax Data since 1979." working paper, 2018. (Online data: 2018 Excel, 2019 Excel)

"Income and Earnings Mobility in U.S. Tax Data."
with Jeff Larrimore and Jacob Mortenson , in Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Eds.) Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & the Economy, 2016, 481-516. (working paper)

"Income Volatility and Mobility: U.S. Income Tax Data, 1999-2007."
with Victoria Bryant and John Diamond. Proceedings of the 102nd Annual Conference of the National Tax Association, 2009.

Tax Policy

"The Mortgage Interest Deduction: Causes of Fluctuations in a Procyclical Tax Expenditure." Public Finance Review, forthcoming. (Online data: Excel)

"Who Pays No Tax? The Declining Fraction Paying Income Taxes and Increasing Tax Progressivity." Contemporary Economic Policy, 2019, 37(3), 413--426. (Online data: Excel)

"Whose Child Is This? Shifting of Dependents Among EITC Claimants Within the Same Household." with Jeff Larrimore and Jacob Mortenson, National Tax Journal, 2017, 70(4), 737-758. (working paper)

"Reactions of High-Income Taxpayers to Major Tax Reforms."
with Gerald Auten and Susan Nelson, National Tax Journal, 2016, 69(4), 935-964.

Health Insurance & Pensions

"How Much Does Health Insurance Cost? Comparison of Premiums in Administrative and Survey Data." with Jeff Larrimore. Economics Letters, 2019, 174: 132135.
(Online data: Excel) (working paper)

"State Pension Contributions and Fiscal Stress."
Journal of Pension Finance and Economics, 2017, 16(1), 65-80.


Other Contributions

Joint Committee on Taxation. "The Income and Payroll Tax Offset to Changes in Payroll Tax Revenues." (JCX-89-16), November 18, 2016.