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October 2014Wealth Inequality in the United States since 1913: Evidence from Capitalized Income Tax Data
with Gabriel Zucman: w20625
July 2014What Policies Increase Prosocial Behavior? An Experiment with Referees at the Journal of Public Economics
with Raj Chetty, László Sándor: w20290

Published: Raj Chetty & Emmanuel Saez & Laszlo Sandor, 2014. "What Policies Increase Prosocial Behavior? An Experiment with Referees at the Journal of Public Economics," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 28(3), pages 169-88, Summer. citation courtesy of

January 2014Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States
with Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Patrick Kline: w19843
Is the United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility
with Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Patrick Kline, Nicholas Turner: w19844

Published: Raj Chetty & Nathaniel Hendren & Patrick Kline & Emmanuel Saez & Nicholas Turner, 2014. "Is the United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(5), pages 141-47, May. citation courtesy of

An Economical Business-Cycle Model
with Pascal Michaillat: w19777
May 2013The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective
with Facundo Alvaredo, Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas Piketty: w19075

Published: Facundo Alvaredo & Anthony B. Atkinson & Thomas Piketty & Emmanuel Saez, 2013. "The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 27(3), pages 3-20, Summer. citation courtesy of

March 2013Migration and Wage Effects of Taxing Top Earners: Evidence from the Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Denmark
with Henrik Jacobsen Kleven, Camille Landais, Esben Anton Schultz: w18885

Published: Henrik Jacobsen Kleven & Camille Landais & Esben Schultz, 2013. "Migration and Wage Effects of Taxing Top Earners: Evidence from the Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Denmark," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 129(1), pages 333-378. citation courtesy of

How Elastic Are Preferences for Redistribution? Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments
with Ilyana Kuziemko, Michael I. Norton, Stefanie Stantcheva: w18865
February 2013Aggregate Demand, Idle Time, and Unemployment
with Pascal Michaillat: w18826
Generalized Social Marginal Welfare Weights for Optimal Tax Theory
with Stefanie Stantcheva: w18835
November 2012Optimal Labor Income Taxation
with Thomas Piketty: w18521
July 2012Using Differences in Knowledge Across Neighborhoods to Uncover the Impacts of the EITC on Earnings
with Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman: w18232

Published: Raj Chetty & John N. Friedman & Emmanuel Saez, 2013. "Using Differences in Knowledge across Neighborhoods to Uncover the Impacts of the EITC on Earnings," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(7), pages 2683-2721, December. citation courtesy of

April 2012A Theory of Optimal Capital Taxation
with Thomas Piketty: w17989

Published: "A Theory of Optimal Inheritance Taxation" with Thomas Piketty, Econometrica 81(5), 2013, 1851-1886 (longer version "A Theory of Optimal Capital Taxation", NBER Working Paper No. 17989, April 2012) (Slides) (excel file) (Data and Programs)

November 2011Optimal Taxation of Top Labor Incomes: A Tale of Three Elasticities
with Thomas Piketty, Stefanie Stantcheva: w17616

Published: Thomas Piketty & Emmanuel Saez & Stefanie Stantcheva, 2014. "Optimal Taxation of Top Labor Incomes: A Tale of Three Elasticities," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 6(1), pages 230-71, February. citation courtesy of

November 2010Taxation and International Migration of Superstars: Evidence from the European Football Market
with Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais: w16545

Published: Henrik Jacobsen Kleven & Camille Landais & Emmanuel Saez, 2013. "Taxation and International Migration of Superstars: Evidence from the European Football Market," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(5), pages 1892-1924, August. citation courtesy of

A Macroeconomic Theory of Optimal Unemployment Insurance
with Camille Landais, Pascal Michaillat: w16526
September 2010Inequality at Work: The Effect of Peer Salaries on Job Satisfaction
with David Card, Alexandre Mas, Enrico Moretti: w16396

Published: David Card & Alexandre Mas & Enrico Moretti & Emmanuel Saez, 2012. "Inequality at Work: The Effect of Peer Salaries on Job Satisfaction," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(6), pages 2981-3003, October. citation courtesy of

How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidence From Project STAR
with Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Nathaniel Hilger, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Danny Yagan: w16381

Published: Raj Chetty & John N. Friedman & Nathaniel Hilger & Emmanuel Saez & Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach & Danny Yagan, 2011. "How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidence from Project Star," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 126(4), pages 1593-1660. citation courtesy of

May 2010Optimal Taxation and Social Insurance with Endogenous Private Insurance
with Raj Chetty
in Income Taxation, Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar (TAPES), Roger Gordon and Thomas Piketty, organizers
February 2010Earnings Determination and Taxes: Evidence from a Cohort Based Payroll Tax Reform in Greece
with Manos Matsaganis, Panos Tsakloglou: w15745

Published: Emmanuel Saez & Manos Matsaganis & Panos Tsakloglou, 2012. "Earnings Determination and Taxes: Evidence From a Cohort-Based Payroll Tax Reform in Greece," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 127(1), pages 493-533. citation courtesy of

Unwilling or Unable to Cheat? Evidence from a Randomized Tax Audit Experiment in Denmark
with Henrik J. Kleven, Martin B. Knudsen, Claus T. Kreiner, Søren Pedersen: w15769

Published: Kleven, Henrik, Martin Knudsen, Claus Kreiner, So ren Pedersen , and Emmanuel Saez “ U nwilling or Unable to Cheat? Evidence from a Tax Audit Experiment in Denmark ” , Econometrica 79(3), 2011, 651 - 692.

October 2009Top Incomes in the Long Run of History
with Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas Piketty: w15408

Published: Anthony B. Atkinson & Thomas Piketty & Emmanuel Saez, 2011. "Top Incomes in the Long Run of History," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 49(1), pages 3-71, March. citation courtesy of

August 2009Why Can Modern Governments Tax So Much? An Agency Model of Firms as Fiscal Intermediaries
with Henrik Jacobsen Kleven, Claus Thustrup Kreiner: w15218
May 2009The Elasticity of Taxable Income with Respect to Marginal Tax Rates: A Critical Review
with Joel B. Slemrod, Seth H. Giertz: w15012

Published: Emmanuel Saez & Joel Slemrod & Seth H. Giertz, 2012. "The Elasticity of Taxable Income with Respect to Marginal Tax Rates: A Critical Review," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 50(1), pages 3-50, March. citation courtesy of

April 2009Teaching the Tax Code: Earnings Responses to an Experiment with EITC Recipients
with Raj Chetty: w14836

Published: Raj Chetty & Emmanuel Saez, 2013. "Teaching the Tax Code: Earnings Responses to an Experiment with EITC Recipients," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 5(1), pages 1-31, January. citation courtesy of

October 2008Optimal Taxation and Social Insurance with Endogenous Private Insurance
with Raj Chetty: w14403

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September 2008Optimal Minimum Wage Policy in Competitive Labor Markets
with David Lee: w14320

Published: “Optimal Minimum Wage Policy in Competitive Labor Markets,” with Emmanuel Saez, Journal of Pub lic Economics, 96(2012), 739 - 749.

October 2007An Agency Theory of Dividend Taxation
with Raj Chetty: w13538

Published: Chetty, Raj, and Emmanuel Saez. 2010. "Dividend and Corporate Taxation in an Agency Model of the Firm." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2(3): 1-31. DOI: 10.1257/pol.2.3.1

August 2007Uncovering the American Dream: Inequality and Mobility in Social Security Earnings Data since 1937
with Wojciech Kopczuk, Jae Song: w13345
November 2006The Optimal Income Taxation of Couples
with Henrik Jacobsen Kleven, Claus Thustrup Kreiner: w12685

Published: Henrik Jacobsen Kleven & Claus Thustrup Kreiner & Emmanuel Saez, 2009. "The Optimal Income Taxation of Couples," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 77(2), pages 537-560, 03. citation courtesy of

October 2006The Evolution of Income Concentration in Japan, 1886-2002: Evidence from Income Tax Statistics
with Chiaki Moriguchi: w12558

Published: Chiaki Moriguchi & Emmanuel Saez, 2008. "The Evolution of Income Concentration in Japan, 1886-2005: Evidence from Income Tax Statistics," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 90(4), pages 713-734, 07.

August 2006How Progressive is the U.S. Federal Tax System? A Historical and International Perspective
with Thomas Piketty: w12404

Published: Thomas Piketty & Emmanuel Saez, 2007. "How Progressive is the U.S. Federal Tax System? A Historical and International Perspective," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 21(1), pages 3-24, Winter. citation courtesy of

January 2006The Evolution of Top Incomes: A Historical and International Perspective
with Thomas Piketty: w11955

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October 2005Saving Incentives for Low- and Middle-Income Families: Evidence from a Field Experiment with H&R Block
with Esther Duflo, William Gale, Jeffrey Liebman, Peter Orszag: w11680

Published: Esther Duflo & William Gale & Jeffrey Liebman & Peter Orszag & Emmanuel Saez, 2006. "Saving Incentives for Low- and Middle-Income Families: Evidence from a Field Experiment with H&R Block," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 121(4), pages 1311-1346, November. citation courtesy of

July 2005The Effects of Taxes on Market Responses to Dividend Announcements and Payments: What Can we Learn from the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut?
with Raj Chetty, Joseph Rosenberg: w11452

Published: Auerbach, A., J. Hines, and J. Slemrod (eds.) Taxing Corporate Income in the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

October 2004Dividend Taxes and Corporate Behavior: Evidence from the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut
with Raj Chetty: w10841

Published: "Dividend Taxes and Corporate Behavior: Evidence from the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut," Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(3): 791-833, 2005. citation courtesy of

August 2004Reported Incomes and Marginal Tax Rates, 1960-2000: Evidence and Policy Implications
in Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 18, James Poterba, editor
June 2004Do Dividend Payments Respond to Taxes? Preliminary Evidence from the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut
with Raj Chetty: w10572

Published: "Dividend Taxes and Corporate Behavior: Evidence from the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut," Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(3): 791-833, 2005.

March 2004Top Wealth Shares in the United States: 1916-2000: Evidence from Estate Tax Returns
with Wojciech Kopczuk: w10399

Published: National Tax Journal, 2004, 57(2, part 2), 445-488. citation courtesy of

February 2004Reported Incomes and Marginal Tax Rates, 1960-2000: Evidence and Policy Implications
w10273

Published: Reported Incomes and Marginal Tax Rates, 1960-2000: Evidence and Policy Implications, Emmanuel Saez. in Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 18, Poterba. 2004

April 2003The Evolution of High Incomes in Canada, 1920-2000
with Michael R. Veall: w9607

Published: Saez, Emmanuel and Michael R. Veall. "The Evolution Of High Incomes In Northern America: Lessons From Canadian Evidence," American Economic Review, 2005, v95(2,May), 831-849.

July 2002Optimal Progressive Capital Income Taxes in the Infinite Horizon Model
w9046
April 2002The Role of Information and Social Interactions in Retirement Plan Decisions: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
with Esther Duflo: w8885

Published: Duflo, Esther and Emmanuel Saez. "The Role Of Information And Social Interactions In Retirement Plan Decisions: Evidence From A Randomized Experiment," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, v118(3,Aug), 815-842. citation courtesy of

March 2002Direct or Indirect Tax Instruments for Redistribution: Short-run versus Long-run
w8833

Published: Saez, Emmanuel. "Direct Or Indirect Tax Instruments For Redistribution: Short-Run Versus Long-Run," Journal of Public Economics, 2004, v88(3-4,Mar), 507-518. citation courtesy of

September 2001Income Inequality in the United States, 1913-1998 (series updated to 2000 available)
with Thomas Piketty: w8467

Published: Piketty, Thomas and Emmanuel Saez. "Income Inequality In The United States, 1913-1998," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, v118(1,Feb), 1-39.

December 2000The Optimal Treatment of Tax Expenditures
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Published: Saez, Emmanuel. "The Optimal Treatment Of Tax Expenditures," Journal of Public Economics, 2004, v88(12,Dec), 2657-2684. citation courtesy of

The Desirability of Commodity Taxation under Non-Linear Income Taxation and Heterogeneous Tastes
w8029

Published: Saez, Emmanuel. "The Desirability Of Commodity Taxation Under Non-Linear Income Taxation And Heterogeneous Tastes," Journal of Public Economics, 2002, v83(2,Feb), 217-230. citation courtesy of

June 2000Participation and Investment Decisions in a Retirement Plan: The Influence of Colleagues' Choices
with Esther Duflo: w7735

Published: Duflo, Esther and Emmanuel Saez. "Participation And Investment Decisions In A Retirement Plan: The Influence Of Colleagues' Choices," Journal of Public Economics, 2002, v85(1,Jul), 121-148. citation courtesy of

May 2000Optimal Income Transfer Programs: Intensive Versus Extensive Labor Supply Responses
w7708

Published: Saez, Emmanuel. "Optimal Income Transfer Programs: Intensive Versus Extensive Labor Supply Responses," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002, v107(3,Aug), 1039-1073. citation courtesy of

March 2000Using Elasticities to Derive Optimal Income Tax Rates
w7628

Published: Saez, Emmanuel. "Using Elasticities To Drive Optimal Income Tax Rates," Review of Economic Studies, 2001, v68(234,Jan), 205-229. citation courtesy of

January 2000The Elasticity of Taxable Income: Evidence and Implications
with Jon Gruber: w7512

Published: Gruber, Jon and Emmanuel Saez. "The Elasticity Of Taxable Income: Evidence And Implications," Journal of Public Economics, 2002, v84(1,Apr), 1-32. citation courtesy of

September 1999Do Taxpayers Bunch at Kink Points?
w7366

Published: Emmanuel Saez, 2010. "Do Taxpayers Bunch at Kink Points?," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 2(3), pages 180-212, August. citation courtesy of

The Effect of Marginal Tax Rates on Income: A Panel Study of 'Bracket Creep'
w7367

Published: Saez, Emmanuel. "The Effect Of Marginal Tax Rates On Income: A Panel Study Of 'Bracket Creep'," Journal of Public Economics, 2003, v87(5-6,May), 1231-1258. citation courtesy of

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