Broadening the State: Policy Responses to the Introduction of the Income Tax

Join Ugo Troiano from the University of Michigan for this week's Economics seminar

  • Tue 9 Oct 18

    16:00 - 17:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Economics Common Room 5B.307

  • Event speaker

    Ugo Troiano

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Department of Economics Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Economics, Department of

Ugo Troiano will be presenting new evidence about the introduction of the income tax by exploiting the staggered introduction of the income tax across US states.

Ugo has found that tax broadening is associated with significant outmigration to other states along with significant increases in both total state revenues and expenditures and state expenditures on education. 
Consistent with these results, he explains that the number of 4-year colleges at the state level increased after the introduction of the income tax.

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