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Taxation of Human Capital and Wage Inequality: A Cross-Country Analysis

Fatih Guvenen, Burhanettin Kuruscu, Serdar Ozkan

NBER Working Paper No. 15526
Issued in November 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

For helpful early conversations on this project, we thank Daron Acemoglu, Richard Rogerson, and Tom Sargent. For helpful comments on this draft, we thank Gueorgui Kambourov (our discussant), Tom Krebs, Dirk Krueger, Lars Ljungqvist, Bob Lucas, Victor Rios-Rull, Kjetil Storesletten, Gustavo Ventura, Gianluca Violante, and seminar participants at Columbia, Duke, Iowa, NYU, Penn State, Texas A&M, Toronto, Upenn, Universidad Carlos III, Universite de Paris 1-Sorbonne, University of Oslo, Koc, Sabanci; conference participants at the NBER Macro Perspectives group meetings, the Cowles Foundation Summer Conference at Yale University, Heterogeneous-Agent Models in Macroeconomics Conference at the University of Mannheim, Conference on Consumption and Income Risk at the University of Zurich, the SED conference, and the Midwest Macro Conference. Marina Mendes Tavares provided excellent research assistance. Guvenen acknowledges financial support from the University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid fellowship. All remaining errors are our own. 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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