Monday, October 14, 2013

NYU Tax Policy Colloquium Nobelist update

With the recent Nobel Economics Prize announcement, the Tax Policy Colloquium at NYU Law School has now retroactively had two Nobel-winning economists as speakers: Peter Diamond last year, and Robert Shiller about 15 years ago, with this paper (if I remember correctly) discussing Social Security.  I had seen Shiller present it at an NBER meeting, and I was struck by how interesting and conceptual it was (unlike, say, Feldstein's contemporaneous work about private accounts, which rigorously steered clear of any underlying analytics - and which thus negatively inspired my book on Social Security reform).

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