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Emmanuel Saez is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Public Economics and Economic Fluctuations and Growth, and a Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on tax policy and inequality both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Jointly with Thomas Piketty, he has constructed long-run historical series of income inequality in the United States that have been widely discussed in the public debate. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1999. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 2009 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010. He became an NBER Faculty Research Fellow in 1999, and has been a Research Associate since 2003.

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