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Michael Carlos Best

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First Name:Michael
Middle Name:Carlos
Last Name:Best
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RePEc Short-ID:pbe722
https://stanford.edu/~mbest/
Terminal Degree: Economics Department; London School of Economics (LSE) (from RePEc Genealogy)

Affiliation

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Stanford University

Stanford, California (United States)
http://siepr.stanford.edu/

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366 Galvez Street, Stanford, California 94305-6015
RePEc:edi:cestaus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Michael Carlos Best & Jonas Hjort & David Szakonyi, 2017. "Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness, and Consequences for Policy," NBER Working Papers 23350, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Best, Michael & Hjort, Jonas & Szakonyi, David, 2017. "Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness, and Consequences for Policy Design," CEPR Discussion Papers 11968, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Best, Michael Carlos & Brockmeyer, Anne & Kleven, Henrik Jacobsen & Spinnewijn, Johannes & Waseem, Mazhar, 2015. "Production versus revenue efficiency with limited tax capacity: theory and evidence from Pakistan," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 64916, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  4. Best, Michael Carlos & Cloyne, James & Ilzetzki, Ethan & Kleven, Henrik Jacobsen, 2015. "Interest rates, debt and intertemporal allocation: evidence from notched mortgage contracts in the United Kingdom," Bank of England working papers 543, Bank of England.
  5. Best, Michael & Brockmeyer, Anne & Kleven, Henrik & Spinnewijn, Johannes & Waseem, Mazhar, 2013. "Production vs Revenue Efficiency With Limited Tax Capacity: Theory and Evidence From Pakistan," CEPR Discussion Papers 9717, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Ahmad, Ehtisham & Best, Michael & Pöschl, Caroline, 2012. "Tax reform in the presence of informality in developing countries: incentives to cheat in Mexico," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 57960, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  7. Ahmad, Ehtisham & Best, Michael, 2012. "Financing social policy in the presence of informality," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 57964, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

Articles

  1. Michael Carlos Best & Henrik Jacobsen Kleven, 2018. "Housing Market Responses to Transaction Taxes: Evidence From Notches and Stimulus in the U.K," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 85(1), pages 157-193.
  2. Michael Carlos Best & Anne Brockmeyer & Henrik Jacobsen Kleven & Johannes Spinnewijn & Mazhar Waseem, 2016. "Erratum: Production versus Revenue Efficiency with Limited Tax Capacity: Theory and Evidence from Pakistan," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 124(1), pages 303-303.
  3. Michael Carlos Best & Anne Brockmeyer & Henrik Jacobsen Kleven & Johannes Spinnewijn & Mazhar Waseem, 2015. "Production versus Revenue Efficiency with Limited Tax Capacity: Theory and Evidence from Pakistan," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 123(6), pages 1311-1355.

Citations

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Working papers

  1. Michael Carlos Best & Jonas Hjort & David Szakonyi, 2017. "Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness, and Consequences for Policy," NBER Working Papers 23350, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

    Cited by:

    1. Barbosa, Klenio & Straub, Stéphane, 2017. "The Value of Revolving Doors in Public Procurement," TSE Working Papers 17-873, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
    2. Adnan Q. Khan & Asim Ijaz Khwaja & Benjamin A. Olken, 2018. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings," NBER Working Papers 24383, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

  2. Best, Michael & Hjort, Jonas & Szakonyi, David, 2017. "Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness, and Consequences for Policy Design," CEPR Discussion Papers 11968, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

    Cited by:

    1. Barbosa, Klenio & Straub, Stéphane, 2017. "The Value of Revolving Doors in Public Procurement," TSE Working Papers 17-873, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
    2. Adnan Q. Khan & Asim Ijaz Khwaja & Benjamin A. Olken, 2018. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings," NBER Working Papers 24383, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

  3. Best, Michael Carlos & Brockmeyer, Anne & Kleven, Henrik Jacobsen & Spinnewijn, Johannes & Waseem, Mazhar, 2015. "Production versus revenue efficiency with limited tax capacity: theory and evidence from Pakistan," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 64916, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

    Cited by:

    1. Jarkko Harju & Tuomas Matikka & Timo Rauhanen, 2016. "The Effects of Size-Based Regulation on Small Firms: Evidence from VAT Threshold," CESifo Working Paper Series 6115, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Jacobus, Cilliers & Ibrahim, Kasirye & Clare, Leaver & Pieter, Serneels & Andrew, Zeitlink, 2016. "Pay For Locally Monitored Performance- A Welfare Analysis for Teacher Attendance in Ugandan Primary Schools," Occasional Papers 244098, Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC).
    3. Aghion, Philippe & Akcigit, Ufuk & Lequien, Matthieu & Stantcheva, Stefanie, 2017. "Tax Simplicity and Heterogeneous Learning," CEPR Discussion Papers 12471, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    4. Frías, Judith A & Kumler, Todd & Verhoogen, Eric A, 2013. "Enlisting Employees in Improving Payroll-Tax Compliance: Evidence from Mexico," CEPR Discussion Papers 9622, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    5. Almunia, Miguel & Lopez-Rodriguez, David, 2015. "Under the Radar: The Effects of Monitoring Firms on Tax Compliance," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1070, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    6. Katherine Cuff & Steeve Mongrain & Joanne Roberts, 2016. "Dual Corporate Tax Evasion," Discussion Papers dp16-12, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University.
    7. Ali Merima & Shifa Abdulaziz B. & Shimeles Abebe & Woldeyes Firew, 2017. "Working Paper 290 - Building Fiscal Capacity The role of ICT," Working Paper Series 2404, African Development Bank.
    8. Niels Johannesen & Thomas Tørsløv & Ludvig Wier, 2016. "Are less developed countries more exposed to multinational tax avoidance? Method and evidence from micro-data," WIDER Working Paper Series 010, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    9. Asatryan, Zareh & Peichl, Andreas, 2016. "Responses of firms to tax, administrative and accounting rules: Evidence from Armenia," ZEW Discussion Papers 16-065, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    10. Lucie Gadenne, 2017. "Tax Me, but Spend Wisely? Sources of Public Finance and Government Accountability," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 9(1), pages 274-314, January.
    11. Cage, Julia & Gadenne, Lucie, 2016. "Tax Revenues, Development, and the Fiscal Cost of Trade Liberalization, 1792-2006," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1132, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    12. Michael Keen & Joel Slemrod, 2017. "Optimal Tax Administration," IMF Working Papers 17/8, International Monetary Fund.
    13. Gadenne, Lucie, 2018. "Do Ration Shop Systems Increase Welfare? Theory and an Application to India," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1149, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    14. Mattéo Godin & Jean Hindriks, 2015. "A Review of critical issues on tax design and tax administration in a global economy and developing countries," BeFinD Working Papers 0107, University of Namur, Department of Economics.
    15. Brockmeyer,Anne & Hernandez,Marco, 2016. "Taxation, information, and withholding : evidence from Costa Rica," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7600, The World Bank.
    16. Julia Cagé & Lucie Gadenne, 2014. "The Fiscal Cost of Trade Liberalization," PSE Working Papers halshs-00705354, HAL.
    17. Paul Carrillo & Dina Pomeranz & Monica Singhal, 2017. "Dodging the Taxman: Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcement," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 9(2), pages 144-164, April.
    18. Adnan Q. Khan & Asim I. Khwaja & Benjamin A. Olken, 2014. "Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors," NBER Working Papers 20627, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    19. Renato Gomes & Jean-Marie Lozachmeur & Alessandro Pavan, 2014. "Differential Taxation and Occupational Choice," CESifo Working Paper Series 5054, CESifo Group Munich.
    20. Stéphane Gauthier & Guy Laroque, 2017. "Production Efficiency and Profit Taxation," PSE Working Papers halshs-01622337, HAL.
    21. Bohne, Albrecht & Nimczik, Jan Sebastian, 2017. "Learning Dynamics in Tax Bunching at the Kink: Evidence from Ecuador," Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking 168145, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    22. Anne Brockmeyer, 2013. "The investment effect of taxation: evidence from a corporate tax kink," Working Papers 1317, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.
    23. Joel Slemrod & Brett Collins & Jeffrey Hoopes & Daniel Reck & Michael Sebastiani, 2015. "Does Credit-card Information Reporting Improve Small-business Tax Compliance?," NBER Working Papers 21412, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    24. Khan, Adnan Q. & Khwaja, Asim I. & Olken, Benjamin A., 2016. "Tax farming redux: experimental evidence on performance pay for tax collectors," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 66265, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    25. Wian Boonzaaier & Jarkko Harju & Tuomas Matikka & Jukka Pirttilä, 2016. "How do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities? Evidence from South African tax registers," WIDER Working Paper Series 036, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    26. Mazhar Waseem, 2013. "Taxes, Informality and Income Shifting: Evidence from a Recent Pakistani Tax Reform," 2013 Papers pwa641, Job Market Papers.
    27. François Gerard & Gustavo Gonzaga, 2016. "Informal Labor and the Efficiency Cost of Social Programs: Evidence from the Brazilian Unemployment Insurance Program," NBER Working Papers 22608, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    28. Katherine Cuff & Steeve Mongrain & Joanne Roberts, 2017. "Shades of Grey: Business Compliance with Fiscal and Labour Regulations," Discussion Papers dp17-07, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University.
    29. Hoseini, Mohammad, 2015. "Value-Addes Tax and Shadow Economy : the Role of Input-Output Linkages (revision of CentER Discussion Paper 2013-036)," Discussion Paper 2015-058, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
    30. Nordström Skans, Oskar & Harju, Jarkko & Kosonen, Tuomas, 2018. "Firm types, price-setting strategies, and consumption-tax incidence?," Working Paper Series 2018:4, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
    31. Catalina Tejada & Eliana Ferrara & Henrik Kleven & Florian Blum & Oriana Bandiera & Michel Azulai, 2015. "State Effectiveness, Growth, and Development," Working Papers id:6668, eSocialSciences.

  4. Best, Michael Carlos & Cloyne, James & Ilzetzki, Ethan & Kleven, Henrik Jacobsen, 2015. "Interest rates, debt and intertemporal allocation: evidence from notched mortgage contracts in the United Kingdom," Bank of England working papers 543, Bank of England.

    Cited by:

    1. Saleem Bahaj & Angus Foulis & Gabor Pinter, 2017. "Home Values and Firm Behaviour," Discussion Papers 1724, Centre for Macroeconomics (CFM).
    2. Benigno, Gianluca & Fornaro, Luca, 2016. "Stagnation traps," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 66416, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    3. Aghion, Philippe & Akcigit, Ufuk & Lequien, Matthieu & Stantcheva, Stefanie, 2017. "Tax Simplicity and Heterogeneous Learning," CEPR Discussion Papers 12471, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    4. Tracey, Belinda & Schnittker, Christian & Sowerbutts, Rhiannon, 2017. "Bank capital and risk-taking: evidence from misconduct provisions," Bank of England working papers 671, Bank of England.
    5. Bracke, Philippe & Hilber, Christian A.L. & Silva, Olmo, 2018. "Mortgage debt and entrepreneurship," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 103(C), pages 52-66.
    6. Eckley, Peter & Benetton, Matteo & Latsi, Georgia & Garbarino, Nicola & Kirwin, Liam, 2017. "Specialisation in mortgage risk under Basel II," Bank of England working papers 639, Bank of England.
    7. Stephanie Johnson & John Mondragon & Anthony DeFusco, 2017. "Regulating Household Leverage," 2017 Meeting Papers 327, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    8. Anthony A. DeFusco & Andrew Paciorek, 2017. "The Interest Rate Elasticity of Mortgage Demand: Evidence from Bunching at the Conforming Loan Limit," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 9(1), pages 210-240, February.
    9. Einav, Liran & Finkelstein, Amy & Schrimpf, Paul, 2017. "Bunching at the kink: Implications for spending responses to health insurance contracts," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 146(C), pages 27-40.
    10. Marco Di Maggio & Amir Kermani & Christopher Palmer, 2016. "How Quantitative Easing Works: Evidence on the Refinancing Channel," NBER Working Papers 22638, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    11. Matteo Benetton, 2017. "Lenders' Competition and Macro-prudential Regulation: A Model of the UK Mortgage Supermarket," 2017 Meeting Papers 1001, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    12. Calem, Paul S. & Lambie-Hanson, Lauren & Nakamura, Leonard I., 2017. "Appraising Home Purchase Appraisals," Working Papers 17-23, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

  5. Best, Michael & Brockmeyer, Anne & Kleven, Henrik & Spinnewijn, Johannes & Waseem, Mazhar, 2013. "Production vs Revenue Efficiency With Limited Tax Capacity: Theory and Evidence From Pakistan," CEPR Discussion Papers 9717, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

    Cited by:

    1. Frías, Judith A & Kumler, Todd & Verhoogen, Eric A, 2013. "Enlisting Employees in Improving Payroll-Tax Compliance: Evidence from Mexico," CEPR Discussion Papers 9622, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Almunia, Miguel & Lopez-Rodriguez, David, 2015. "Under the Radar: The Effects of Monitoring Firms on Tax Compliance," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1070, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    3. Merima Ali & Abdulaziz B. Shifa & Abebe Shimeles & Firew Woldeyes, 2015. "Building fiscal capacity in developing countries: Evidence on the role of information technology," CMI Working Papers 12, CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute), Bergen, Norway.
    4. Cage, Julia & Gadenne, Lucie, 2016. "Tax Revenues, Development, and the Fiscal Cost of Trade Liberalization, 1792-2006," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1132, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    5. Beer, Sebastian & Loeprick, Jan, 2017. "Taxing income in the oil and gas sector — Challenges of international and domestic profit shifting," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 186-198.
    6. Mattéo Godin & Jean Hindriks, 2015. "A Review of critical issues on tax design and tax administration in a global economy and developing countries," BeFinD Working Papers 0107, University of Namur, Department of Economics.
    7. Brockmeyer,Anne & Hernandez,Marco, 2016. "Taxation, information, and withholding : evidence from Costa Rica," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7600, The World Bank.
    8. Julia Cagé & Lucie Gadenne, 2014. "The Fiscal Cost of Trade Liberalization," PSE Working Papers halshs-00705354, HAL.
    9. Adnan Q. Khan & Asim I. Khwaja & Benjamin A. Olken, 2014. "Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors," NBER Working Papers 20627, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    10. Anne Brockmeyer, 2013. "The investment effect of taxation: evidence from a corporate tax kink," Working Papers 1317, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.
    11. Khan, Adnan Q. & Khwaja, Asim I. & Olken, Benjamin A., 2016. "Tax farming redux: experimental evidence on performance pay for tax collectors," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 66265, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    12. Mazhar Waseem, 2013. "Taxes, Informality and Income Shifting: Evidence from a Recent Pakistani Tax Reform," 2013 Papers pwa641, Job Market Papers.
    13. Hoseini, Mohammad, 2015. "Value-Addes Tax and Shadow Economy : the Role of Input-Output Linkages (revision of CentER Discussion Paper 2013-036)," Discussion Paper 2015-058, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
    14. Catalina Tejada & Eliana Ferrara & Henrik Kleven & Florian Blum & Oriana Bandiera & Michel Azulai, 2015. "State Effectiveness, Growth, and Development," Working Papers id:6668, eSocialSciences.

  6. Ahmad, Ehtisham & Best, Michael, 2012. "Financing social policy in the presence of informality," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 57964, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

    Cited by:

    1. José Luis Viveros Añorve, 2015. "Towards a more effective poverty reduction in Mexico: a general equilibrium assessment," International Journal of Economic Sciences, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, vol. 4(1), pages 75-107, March.

Articles

  1. Michael Carlos Best & Anne Brockmeyer & Henrik Jacobsen Kleven & Johannes Spinnewijn & Mazhar Waseem, 2015. "Production versus Revenue Efficiency with Limited Tax Capacity: Theory and Evidence from Pakistan," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 123(6), pages 1311-1355.
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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 5 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-ACC: Accounting & Auditing (2) 2014-06-02 2017-01-08. Author is listed
  2. NEP-CIS: Confederation of Independent States (2) 2017-05-14 2017-05-21. Author is listed
  3. NEP-IUE: Informal & Underground Economics (2) 2014-06-02 2017-01-08. Author is listed
  4. NEP-BAN: Banking (1) 2015-08-25
  5. NEP-MAC: Macroeconomics (1) 2015-08-25
  6. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2014-06-02
  7. NEP-PUB: Public Finance (1) 2014-06-02
  8. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2015-08-25

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