Syllabus/achievement requirements

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@ Berg, K. and Thoresen. T. O. Problematic Response Margins in the Estimation of the Elasticity of Taxable Income, 2018. The paper is being revised and will be made available in August. PDF.

@ Bitler, M. P, Gelbach, J. B and Hoynes, H. W. Can Variation in Subgroups' Average Treatment Effects Explain Treatment Effect Heterogeneity? Evidence from a Social Experiment, 2017. Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(4): 683-697. DOI:

@ Blundell, R. and Costa-Dias, M. Alternative Approaches to Evaluation in Empirical Microeconomics, 2009. Journal of Human Resources, 44(3): 565-640. DOI:

@ Blundell, R. and McCurdy, T. Labor supply: A review of alternative approaches, 1999 in O. Ashenfelter & D. Card (ed.), Handbook of Labor Economics, volume 3 part A: 1559-1695. DOI:

@ Blundell, R. Tax policy reform: the role of empirical evidence, 2012. Journal of European Economic Association, 10(1): 43-77. Sections 1, 3 & 5. DOI:

@ Boserup, S. S. Kopczuk, W. and Kreiner, C. T. The Role of Bequests in Shaping Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Danish Wealth Records, 2016. American Economic Review, 106(5): 656-661. DOI:

@ Campbell, D. T. Reforms as experiments, 1963. American Psychologist 24(4): 406-429. URL:

@ Chetty, R., Looney, A. and Kroft, K. Salience and taxation: Theory and evidence, 2009. American Economic Review 99(4): 1145-1177. DOI:

@ Chetty, R. Behavioral economics and public policy: A pragmatic perspective, 2015. American Economic Review 105(5): 1-33. DOI:

@ Currie, J. and Gahvari, F. Transfers in Cash and In Kind: Theory Meets the Data, 2008. Journal of Economic Literature, 46(2), 333-383. DOI:

@ Dahl, G. B., Løken, K. V., and Mogstad, M. Peer effects in program participation, 2014. American Economic Review, 104(7): 2049-2074. DOI:

@ Eissa, N. and Hoynes, H. W. Behavioral Responses to Taxes: Lessons from the EITC and Labor Supply, 2006. Tax Policy and the Economy, 20: 73-110. DOI:

@ Feldman, N. E., and Slemrod, J. Estimating tax noncompliance with evidence from unaudited tax returns, 2007. Economic Journal 117(518): 327-352. DOI:

@ Gaarder, I. Incidence and Distributional Effects of Value Added Taxes, 2017. Economic Journal. DOI:

@ Gurley-Calvez, T and Bruce, D. Do Tax Cuts Promote Entrepreneurial Longevity?, 2008. National Tax Journal 61(2): 225-250. DOI:

@ Halvorsen, E. and Thoresen, T. O. Distributional Effects of the Wealth Tax under a Lifetime-Dynastic Income Concept, 2017. CESifo Working Paper No. 6614. ISSN: 2364‐1428. URL:

@ Hoynes, H. W. and Schanzenbach, D. W. Consumption Responses to In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from the Introduction of the Food Stamp Program, 2009. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1(4), 109-139. DOI:

@ Kleven, H. J. How can Scandinavians Tax So Much?, 2014. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28(4): 77–98. DOI:

@ Kleven, H. Bunching, 2016. Annual Review of Economics, 8, 435-464. DOI:

@ Saez, E. Do Taxpayers Bunch at Kink Points?, 2010.  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2(3):180-212. DOI:

@ Saez, E., Slemrod, J. and Giertz, S. H. The Elasticity of Taxable Income with Respect to Marginal Tax Rates: A Critical Review, 2012. Journal of Economic Literature, 50(1): 3-50. DOI:

@ Slemrod, J., and Weber, C. Evidence of the invisible: toward a credibility revolution in the empirical analysis of tax evasion and the informal economy, 2012. International Tax and Public Finance 19(1): 25-53. DOI:

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