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Does Atlas Shrug?

The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich

Edited by Joel B. Slemrod

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674008151

Publication Date: 03/30/2002


  • Preface
  • Part I: History and Background
    • 1. The Economics of Taxing the Rich [Joel B. Slemrod]
    • 2. Historical Perspective on U.S. Tax Policy Toward the Rich [W. Elliott Brownlee]
    • 3. Who Are the Rich? A Demographic Profile of High-Income and High-Wealth Americans [Edward N. Wolff]
    • 4. The Tax Environment Facing the Wealthy [Douglas A. Shackelford]
  • Part II: New Empirical Evidence on Behavioral Response
    • 5. It’s Not About the Money: Why Natural Experiments Don’t Work on the Rich [Austan Goolsbee]
      • Commentary [Terry Shevlin]
    • 6. Are the Rich Different? [James Alm and Sally Wallace]
      • Commentary [Daniel Feenberg]
    • 7. Taxation and the Labor Supply Decisions of the Affluent [Robert A. Moffitt and Mark O. Wilhelm]
      • Commentary [Christopher R. Taber]
    • 8. Are “Real” Responses to Taxes Simply Income Shifting Between Corporate and Personal Tax Bases? [Roger H. Gordon and Joel B. Slemrod]
      • Commentary [David F. Bradford]
    • 9. Portfolio Responses to Taxation: Evidence from the End of the Rainbow [Andrew A. Samwick]
      • Commentary [James R. Hines Jr.]
    • 10. The Estate Tax and After-Tax Investment Returns [James M. Poterba]
      • Commentary [William G. Gale]
    • 11. Capital Gains Taxation and Tax Avoidance: New Evidence from Panel Data [Alan J. Auerbach, Leonard E. Burman, and Jonathan M. Siegel]
      • Commentary [James G. Gravelle]
    • 12. Taxes and Philanthropy Among the Wealthy [Gerald E. Auten, Charles T. Clotfelter, and Richard L. Schmalbeck]
      • Commentary [John B. Shoven]
    • 13. Entrepreneurs, Income Taxes, and Investment [Robert Carroll, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Mark Rider, and Harvey S. Rosen]
      • Commentary [R. Glenn Hubbard]
  • Part III: Alternative Perspectives
    • 14. Why Do the Rich Save So Much? [Christopher D. Carroll]
      • Commentary [Stephen P. Zeldes]
    • 15. Progressive Taxation and the Incentive Problem [Robert H. Frank]
  • Contributors
  • Index

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