Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Dr. Hilary Hoynes

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Abstract

In the September issue Dr. Hilary Hoynes replies to my paper “The EITC Disincentive: The Effect on Hours Worked of the Phase-out of the Earned Income Tax Credit.” She criticizes my remarks about a figure in Eissa and Hoynes 2005, my downplaying the income effect and my not including a control variable in my own investigation. I reply to the substantial criticisms.

This article is a response to The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Paul Trampe by Hilary Hoynes (EJW, September 2007).