Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Paul Trampe

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Abstract

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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Volume (Issue)
Pages
321-325
Published
JEL classification
I38, H3
Keywords
Earned Income, Marginal Tax Rate, Phase-out, Phase-in, Plateau region, Disincentive, Workforce Participation, Assistance
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