NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Teaching the Tax Code: Earnings Responses to an Experiment with EITC Recipients

Raj Chetty, Emmanuel Saez

NBER Working Paper No. 14836
Issued in April 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are extremely grateful to Joe Cresta, David Hussong, Mike Lammers, Scott McBride, Eileen McCarthy, Robert Weinberger, Jeremy White, Bernie Wilson, and the nearly 1,500 tax professionals at H&R Block for their help in organizing and implementing the experiment. We thank Michael Anderson, David Card, Stefano DellaVigna, Martin Feldstein, Bryan Graham, Caroline Hoxby, Hilary Hoynes, Lawrence Katz, David Laibson, Adam Looney, Erzo Luttmer, Marco Manacorda, Sendhil Mullainathan, Steve Pischke, Karl Scholz, and numerous seminar participants for very helpful comments and discussions. Gregory Bruich and Phillipe Wingender provided outstanding research assistance. Financial support from CASBS, UC-LERF, NSF Grants SES-0645396 and SES-0850631, and the Sloan Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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