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Insights / Research BriefMar 12, 2024

Tax Policy and Investment in a Global Economy

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Matthew Smith, Owen M. Zidar, Eric Zwick
While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased domestic investments of US-based multinational corporations, this extra revenue was offset by the higher cost of depreciation deductions. As a result, the 14-percentage-point tax rate cut resulted in large corporate tax revenue losses.
Topics:  Tax & Budget
Insights / Research BriefApr 27, 2023

The Short-Term Labor Supply Response to the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Brandon Enriquez, Damon Jones, Ernest V. Tedeschi
The COVID-era expansion of the Child Tax Credit, which temporarily increased the amount of the benefit and removed its work requirement, did not significantly reduce labor force participation among recipients.
Topics:  Tax & Budget
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
Insights / Research BriefJun 25, 2020

Did the Corporate Tax Breaks in the CARES Act Benefit Firms Most Impacted by COVID-19?

John Gallemore, Stephan Hollander, Martin Jacob
An analysis of SEC filings suggests that the corporate tax breaks in the CARES Act benefitted firms with big stock price drops, but not states or industries with greater unemployment
Topics:  COVID-19, Tax & Budget
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How Manufacture and Trade of Washing Machines and Parts Gives a Clear Example of Trade Restrictions

View US washing machine imports and Korean washing machine part exports by country.
Topics:  Industrial Organization, 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