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The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Paul Trampe


  • Hilary Hoynes


In this reply to Paul Trampe’s comment, “The EITC Disincentive: The Effects on Hours Worked from the Phase-Out of the Earned Income Tax Credit,†Econ Journal Watch 4(3): 308-320, I discuss several omissions, errors in interpretation, and problems with his empirical analysis.

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  • Hilary Hoynes, 2007. "The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Paul Trampe," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 4(3), pages 321-325, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:4:y:2007:i:3:p:321-325

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    1. Nada Eissa & Hilary W. Hoynes, 2006. "Behavioral Responses to Taxes: Lessons from the EITC and Labor Supply," NBER Chapters,in: Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 20, pages 73-110 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Eissa, Nada & Hoynes, Hilary Williamson, 2004. "Taxes and the labor market participation of married couples: the earned income tax credit," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(9-10), pages 1931-1958, August.
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    1. Paul Trampe, 2008. "The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Dr. Hilary Hoynes," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 5(1), pages 59-65, January.

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    Earned Income; Marginal Tax Rate; Phase-out; Phase-in; Plateau region; Disincentive; Workforce Participation; Assistance;

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    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • H3 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents


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