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Insights / Research BriefAug 17, 2021

The Macroeconomics of the Greek Depression

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Loukas Karabarbounis, Rohan Kekre
The economic news in 2007 and 2008 from Greece was alarming and sent ripples across...
Topics:  Tax & Budget
Insights / Research BriefMay 04, 2021

Tax Planning Knowledge Diffusion via the Labor Market

US corporations go to great lengths to avoid paying taxes, and some of those avoidance schemes—like moving profits to offshore tax havens—regularly make headlines. However, there are many more subtle techniques to reduce a corporation’s tax bill, and those methods are often practiced by tax accountants with firm- or industry-specific skills. Employing these tax experts can have beneficial effects and provide competitive advantages for firms.
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Tax & Budget
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This is When Individuals Were First Employed at an S&P Tax Department

For a majority of individuals (54 percent), their first job is with an S&P 1500...
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Tax & Budget
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US Washing Machine Imports and Korean Washing Machine Part Exports by Country

The manufacture and trade of washing machines and parts offers a clear example of the...
Topics:  Industrial Organization, Tax & Budget
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Leadership Paradox: Political Connections, Innovation, and Firm Dynamics

As a firm starts to dominate a market, the firm changes its business strategy from...
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Fiscal Studies, Tax & Budget
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Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy, Featuring Lars Peter Hansen

Kevin Murphy, Lars Peter Hansen
Kevin Murphy talks with Lars Peter Hansen, the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor and Director of BFI's Macro Finance Research Program, about BFI's beginnings, his research and more.
Topics:  Tax & Budget, Technology & Innovation, Employment & Wages, Energy & Environment
Insights / Research BriefMar 01, 2018

Employer Mandates and the Impact on Hiring

Casey Mulligan
Based on Working Paper No. 2017-07, “The Employer Penalty, Voluntary Compliance, and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from a Survey of Small Businesses” by Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago
Topics:  Health care, Tax & Budget