Taxation And The Allocation Of Talent

Benjamin B Lockwood (Pennsylvania), Charles Nathanson (Northwestern) & E. Glen Weyl (Yale), Taxation and the Allocation of Talent (supplemental appendix): Taxation affects the allocation of talented individuals across professions by blunting material incentives and thus magnifying non-pecuniary incentives of pursuing a “calling.” Estimates from the literature suggest high-paying professions have…

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