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Poterba, James M.

Works: 338 works in 1,840 publications in 2 languages and 24,937 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Compiler
Classifications: HC79.A4, 339.43
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Publications about James M Poterba
Publications by James M Poterba
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Global warming : economic policy responses by Rudiger Dornbusch( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Public policies and household saving by James M Poterba( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
The declining U.S. national saving rate has prompted economists and policymakers to ask, should the federal government encourage household saving, and if so, through which policies? In order to better understand saving programs, this volume provides a systematic and detailed description of saving policies in the G-7 industrialized nations: the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Each of the seven chapters focuses on one country and addresses a core set of topics: types of accumulated household savings and debt; tax policies toward capital income; savin
International comparisons of household saving by James M Poterba( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Governments and corporations may chip in, but around the world houshold saving is the biggest factor in national saving. To better understand why saving rates differ across countries, this volume provides the most up-to-date analyses of patterns of household saving behavior in Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each of the six chapters examines micro data sets of household saving within a particular country and summarizes statistics on patterns of saving by age, income, and other demographic factors. The authors provide age-earning profiles and analyses o
Fiscal institutions and fiscal performance by James M Poterba( Book )
20 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Performance probes the role that budgetary institutions play in explaining the size of a country's financial deficit and, within that framework, explores the range of likely corrective actions that might limit the size of such deficits. This far-reaching collection considers the design and operation of fiscal institutions; it scrutinizes the effect of budgetary rules and procedures on fiscal-policy outcomes around the world; and it examines those combinations of institutional structure and fiscal policy that might best restrict the advance of budget deficits, limit the growth of national debt, and ensure fiscal responsibility
Housing markets in the United States and Japan by Yukio Noguchi( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Ten essays, by Japanese and American scholars, discuss the evolution of housing prices, the link between housing markets and personal saving behavior, commuting, housing finance, and the impact of public policy on housing markets. The first pair of papers analyzes the source of the house price increase in Japan during the 1980s, and the corresponding determinants of house price fluctuations in the United States. The second pair discusses mortgage financing in Japan and explains the relationships between mortgages and other financial markets in the United States
Empirical foundations of household taxation by Martin S Feldstein( Book )
14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Historically, tax policy debates - and reforms - have depended heavily on estimates of how alternative tax rules would affect household and firm behavior. Research showing that capital gains realizations were very sensitive to capital gains tax rates played an important role in the 1978 capital gains tax reform. The 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act was bolstered by studies suggesting that reductions in marginal tax rates would increase household labor supply and saving. In the early 1990s, federal tax policy debates focused on how raising marginal tax rates would affect household behavior and reported taxable income
Borderline case : international tax policy, corporate research and development, and investment by James M Poterba( Book )
13 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
This report explores the impact of the U.S. tax code and its incentives on the international activities of U.S.- and foreign-based firms: basic research outlays, expenditures on product and process development, and plant and equipment investment. The auth
Fiscal reform in Colombia : problems and prospects ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
"Colombia, once a model of fiscal discipline for other Latin American nations, has seen its fiscal situation deteriorate since the early 1990s. Higher government spending, taxes that did not keep pace with expenditures, and severe recession led to an unsustainable debt-to-GDP ratio of 52 percent in 2002. Short-term tax increases, even coupled with spending reforms, have not restored Colombia to fiscal balance. A Colombian government commission charged with researching more long-term tax and fiscal reforms gave rise to the selected essays included in this book, each coauthored by Colombian and North American public finance experts. The analyses and recommendations have particular policy relevance for developing economies."--Jacket
Tax policy and the economy by James M Poterba( Book )
39 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and German and held by 176 libraries worldwide
The five papers in this volume represent a cross section of some of the best applied research that bears on tax policy deliberations. Each paper provides new data and new insights about an important question in tax or expenditure policy. In several cases, the research papers were motivated by suggestions or questions at previous Tax Policy and the Economy meetings
Tax policy and the economy ( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and German and held by 116 libraries worldwide
This series publishes research on the economic effects of taxation and government expenditure programmes, as well as studies of the distributional and legislative effects of current and proposed legislation. The research results are presented in a form that should be accessible to both tax practitioners and policymakers
The history of annuities in the United States by James M Poterba( Book )
14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Abstract and ordering information available via the Internet at the publisher's website
Why do economists disagree about policy? : the roles of beliefs about parameters and values by Victor R Fuchs( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
This paper reports the results of surveys of specialists in labor economics and public economics at 40 leading research universities in the United States. Respondents provided opinions of policy proposals; quantitative best estimates and 95% confidence intervals for economic parameters; answers to values questions regarding income redistribution, efficiency versus equity, and individual versus social responsibility; and their political party identification. We find considerable disagreement among economists about policy proposals. Their positions on policy are more closely related to their values than to their estimates of relevant economic parameters or to their political party identification. Average best estimates of the economic parameters agree well with the ranges summarized in surveys of relevant literature, but the individual best estimates are usually widely dispersed. Moreover, economists, like experts in many fields, appear more confident of their estimates than the substantial cross-respondent variation in estimates would warrant. Finally although the confidence intervals in general appear to be too narrow, respondents whose best estimates are farther from the median tend to give wider confidence intervals for those estimates
Capital gains tax rules, tax loss trading, and turn-of-the-year returns by James M Poterba( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
This paper investigates the effect of specific features of the U.S. capital gains tax on turn-of-the-year stock returns. It focuses on two tax changes. The first, enacted in 1969, reduced the fraction of long-term losses that were deductible from Adjusted Gross Income from 100 percent to 50 percent. The second, part of the Tax Reform Act of 1976, raised the required holding period for long-term gains and losses from six months to one year. This paper describes how each of these tax changes should have affected incentives for year-end capital loss realization and the potential magnitude of the turn of the year effect in stock returns. We present evidence that is consistent with the hypothesis that detailed provisions of the capital gains tax, such as the short-term holding period, affect the link between past capital losses and turn-of-the-year stock returns. These findings provide support for the role of tax-loss trading in contributing to turn-of-the-year return patterns
Fiscal institutions and public sector labor markets by James M Poterba( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper investigates how state and local fiscal institutions affect the pattern of relative wages between state and local government employees and their private sector counterparts. It focuses on changes in relative wages during the 1979-1986 period. Empirical analysis of data from the Current Population Survey suggests that in places with limitations on local property taxes, and to a lesser extent state-level tax and expenditure caps, public sector wages grew more slowly than the wages paid to comparable workers in the private sector. The differential movement of public sector and private sector wages is particularly pronounced for college-educated women who work in the local public sector. Many of these employees are public school teachers. There is some evidence that the impact of fiscal limits is most pronounced in the years immediately following their adoption, and that the effect of these limits weakens over time
The costs of annuitizing retirement payouts from individual accounts by James M Poterba( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
This paper presents new evidence on the costs of purchasing private annuity contracts to spread a given stock of assets over an uncertain future lifetime. It also describes the operation of individual annuity arrangements within two large group retirement saving plans. First presents information on life annuity contracts that are now available in the individual single-premium-immediate annuity marketplace. For a 65-year-old male annuity buyer present discounted value of the payouts offered by the average policy available in June 1998 was approximately 85 percent of the purchase price. This assumes that the individual faces the mortality risks of the average individual in the population, and that the payouts are discounted at a riskless interest rate. The expected present value of payouts rises if we assume that the buyer faces the mortality rates of the typical annuitant, while it declines if we assume a higher riskier, interest rate for discounting. Second, the paper considers individual annuity policies available to participants in the government's Thrift Savings Plan. Because these annuities are purchased through a large group retirement saving program, some of the administrative costs are lower than those in the national individual annuity market. The expected present value of payouts is correspondingly higher than that in the public' market. Third individual annuity products offered by TIAA-CREF, the retirement system for college and university employees. TIAA offers annuities with non-guaranteed elements the highest payouts in the individual annuity market, mainly due to superior investment returns and low expenses. CREF annuities offer valuable payouts that reflect basis, the investment experience of the accounts
Lump-sum distributions from retirement saving plans : receipt and utilization by James M Poterba( Book )
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
One of the central issues in evaluating the ongoing shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) pension plans is the degree to which assets in DC plans will be withdrawn before plan participants reach retirement age. The annual flow of withdrawals from such plans, which are known as lump sum distributions and which are frequently but not always associated with employment changes, has exceeded $100 billion in recent years. This flow is substantially greater than the flow of new contributions to IRAs and other targeted retirement saving programs. This paper draws on data from the 1993 Current Population Survey and the Health and Retirement Survey to summarize the incidence and disposition of lump sum distributions. We find that while less than half of all lump sum distributions are rolled over into IRAs or other retirement saving plans, large distributions are substantially more likely to be saved than smaller ones are. Consequently, more than half of the dollars paid out as lump sum distributions are reinvested. We also explore the correlation between various individual characteristics and the probability of rolling over a lump sum distribution. This is a first step toward developing a model that can be used to evaluate the long- term effects of lump sum distributions, or policies that might affect them, on the financial status of elderly households
Tax policy and the economy by Tax policy and the economy (Conference)( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Tax policy and the economy ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Tax policy and the economy ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Tax policy and the economy by James M Poterba( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
James M. Poterba Amerikaans econoom
James M. Poterba amerikansk ekonom
James M. Poterba amerikansk økonom
James Poterba
James Poterba US-amerikanischer Ökonom und Hochschullehrer
Poterba, J.
Poterba, J. 1958-
Poterba, J. (James)
Poterba, J. (James), 1958-
Poterba, J. M. 1958-
Poterba, James
Poterba, James 1958-
Poterba, James M.
Poterba, James Michael 1958-
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