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Tax Policy Analysis Using Large Panel Data Sets
of Tax Returns: An International Workshop


March 13-14, 2009

 

Office of Tax Policy Research

Stephen M. Ross School of Business,
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street, Rm. 1240
 Ann Arbor, MI

 

Organizers:

Henrik Kleven, London School of Economics

Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University

Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan

 

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA as of 3/02/2009

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13


7:45-8:15         Continental Breakfast (Room R1240)

8:15-10:15
      Session 1: Entrepreneurship

 

Income Taxes and the Probability to Become Self-Employed: The Case of Sweden

Åsa Hansson, Lund University
Discussant: William Gentry, Williams College

 

The Effect of the Polish Flat Tax on Taxable Income of Entrepreneurs

Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University
Discussant: Daliel Silverman, University of Michigan

 

10:15-10:30     Break

 

10:30-12:30     Session 2: Field Experiments

 

Information and Behavioral Responses to Taxation: Evidence from an Experiment with EITC Clients at H&R Block

Raj Chetty, University of California--Berkeley

Emmanuel Saez, University of California--Berkeley
Discussant: Hilary Hoynes, University of California--Davis

 

An Experimental Evaluation of Tax Evasion and Tax Enforcement in Denmark

Henrik Kleven, London School of Economics

Martin Knudsen, Danish Inland Revenue

Claus Thustrup Kreiner, University of Copenhagen

Søren Pedersen, Danish Inland Revenue

Emmanuel Saez, University of California--Berkeley
Discussant: Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan

 

  

12:30-1:30       Lunch (Room R1220)

 

Speaker: Michael Weber, Statistics of Income, U.S. Internal Revenue

              Service: “Issues in Using U.S. Tax Return Panel Data”

 

 

1:30-4:45         Session 3: Labor Market Dynamics

 

The Effects of Taxes on Earnings: Evidence from a Cohort-Based Payroll Tax Reform in Greece

Manos Matsaganis, Athens University of Economics and Business

Emmanuel Saez, University of California--Berkeley

Panos Tsakloglou, Athens University of Economics and Business
Discussant: Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago Harris School

 

A New Method of Estimating Long-Run Responses to Tax Policies: Evidence from Denmark
Raj Chetty, University of California--Berkeley

Anders Frederiksen, Aarhus School of Business

John Friedman, University of California--Berkeley

Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University
Discussant: Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University
 

 

3:30-3:45         Break

 
Hourly Wage Rate and Taxable Labor Income Responsiveness to Changes in Marginal Tax Rates 
Sören Blomquist, Uppsala University
Håkan Selin, Uppsala University
Discussant: Jeffrey Smith, University of Michigan

 
 
4:45                   Close

 

6:00                   Dinner (6th floor Colloquium)

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14


7:45-8:15         Continental Breakfast (R1240)

8:15-10:20       Session 4: Taxes and Reported Income (shorter presentations)

 

Evidence on Income Growth among Highly-paid Occupations in U.S. Tax Return Data: What Can It Teach Us about Causes of Changing Income Inequality?

Bradley Heim, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Jon Bakija, Williams College

 

The Rich Are Not All the Same: Heterogeneous Tax Avoidance among High-Income U.S. Taxpayers

Gerald Auten, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University

Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan

 

Estimating the Elasticity of Reported Income Using a Large Panel of Danish Taxpayers

Henrik Kleven, London School of Economics

Esben Anton Schultz, Copenhagen Business School

 

10:20-10:40     Break

 

10:40-12:00     Session 5: Econometric Issues in the Taxable Income Elasticity Estimation (shorter presentations)

 

Panel Data Techniques and the Elasticity of Taxable Income

Seth Giertz, University of Nebraska

 

Estimation of Taxable Income Elasticity in a Nonlinear Budget Set Framework

Sören Blomquist, Uppsala University

Anil Kumar, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

 

12:00-1:00       Lunch (6th floor Colloquium)

 

1:00-4:45         Session 6: Labor Supply

 

The Rise in Female Employment and the Role of Tax Incentives

Håkan Selin, Uppsala University

 

Taxation and Family Labor Supply

Alexander Gelber, Harvard University

 

3:00-3:15         Break

 

A Model of Collective Labor Supply: Evidence from Sweden

Kelly Ragan, Stockholm School of Economics

 

4:00-4:30         Session 7: Closing Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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