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Marginal Tax Rates and Income: New Time Series Evidence

Karel Mertens

NBER Working Paper No. 19171
Issued in June 2013

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I am grateful to the editor, Robert Barro, and four referees for their suggestions and comments, to Daniel Feenberg for assistance with the US Individual Income Tax Public Use Sample, to Glenn Follette for providing data and to Andrew Fieldhouse and Bryce Little for superb research assistance. I also thank Levon Barseghyan, Gregory Besharov, Lorenz Kueng, Kristoffer Nimark, Morten Ravn, Barbara Rossi and participants at various seminars and conferences for useful comments. Financial support from the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences is acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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