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The case of the missing interest deductions: will tax reform increase U. S. saving rates?

  • David Altig

A comparison of U.S. saving rates with those of 15 OECD countries, finding that saving is generally higher in countries that do not subsidize borrowing through interest deductibility.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its journal Economic Review.

Volume (Year): (1990)
Issue (Month): Q IV ()
Pages: 22-34

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1990:i:qiv:p:22-34:n:v.26no.4
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