Our second set of Equitable Growth working papers

Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth released our second set of working papers. Equitable Growth working papers aim to promote the work of our grantees, our in-house research team, and other scholars in and out of our network who are doing research on the connection between inequality and economic growth.

This latest release features two papers by Equitable Growth grantees. One is written by Stephanie Chapman, who is about to receive her Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University. Chapman’s working paper examines the impact of student loans on recipients’ subsequent performance in the job market.

The other grantee whose research is included in today’s release is Jacob Mortenson, whose work is also related to his Ph.D. dissertation at Georgetown University. Mortenson’s paper, co-authored with Jeff Larrimore of the Federal Reserve Board and David Splinter of the Joint Committee on Taxation, uses federal income tax data to look at earnings volatility in the 2000s.

Today’s third paper is by Kim Clausing, an economist at Reed College who specializes in tax issues. Her paper analyzes whether international profit shifting by corporations reduces the size of the U.S. corporate tax base.

The final paper is by Equitable Growth Research Advisory Board member David Autor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and two co-authors, David Dorn of the University of Zurich and Gordon Hanson of the University of California at San Diego. They study the adjustment costs and distributional consequences in the United States of the expansion of manufacturing imports from China.

The research contained in Equitable Growth working papers is work-in-progress. We hope that the series will encourage broader discussion and generate valuable feedback as researchers prepare their work for final publication.

April 5, 2016

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