Alan Auerbach

Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law
Director, Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance


Recent Working Papers

    "The Fiscal Problem: Gone Today, Here Tomorrow", with William Gale, September 2015 [PDF]

    "Cash-Flow Taxes in an International Setting", with Michael P. Devereux, February 2015 [PDF]

    "Capital Taxation in the 21st Century", with Kevin Hassett, January 2015 [PDF]

    "Fiscal Uncertainty and How to Deal with It", November 2014 [PDF]

    "Effects of Fiscal Shocks in a Globalized World", with Yuriy Gorodnichenko, October 2014 [PDF]

    "Forgotten but Not Gone: The Long-Term Fiscal Imbalance" with William G. Gale, September 2014 [PDF]

    "Taxation and Saving - A Retrospective", December 2013 [PDF]

    "Fiscal Myopia", with William G. Gale, September 2013 [PDF]

    "Capital Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Wealth Transfer Taxes and Consumption Tax Reforms", August 2013 [PDF]

    "Output Spillovers from Fiscal Policy", with Yuriy Gorodnichenko, January 2013 [PDF]

    "Budget Rules and Fiscal Policy", November 2012 [PDF]

    "The Fall and Rise of Keynesian Fiscal Policy", May 2012 [PDF]

    "The Mirrlees Review: A U.S. Perspective", May 2012 [PDF]

    "The Federal Budget Outlook: No News Is Bad News", with William G. Gale, August 2012. [PDF]

    "(Still) Tempting Fate", with William G. Gale, August 2011. [PDF]

    "Fiscal Multipliers in Recession and Expansion", with Yuriy Gorodnichenko, January 2012. [PDF]

    "Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability in Major Economies", July 2011. [PDF]

    "Tempting Fate: The Federal Budget Outlook", with William G. Gale, June 2011. [PDF]

    "Fiscal Institutions for a Currency Union", May 2011. [PDF]

    "The Federal Budget Outlook, Chapter 11", with William G. Gale, September 2010. [PDF]

    "Activist Fiscal Policy", with William G. Gale and Benjamin H. Harris, August 2010. [PDF]

    "Measuring the Output Responses to Fiscal Policy", with Yuriy Gorodnichenko, June 2011. [PDF]

    "California's Future Tax System", August 2010. [PDF]

    "Deja Vu All Over Again: On the Dismal Prospects for the Federal Budget", with William G. Gale, May 2010. [PDF]

    "Activist Fiscal Policy to Stabilize Economic Activity", with William Gale, September, 2009. [PDF]

    "Public Finance in Practice and Theory", May 2009. [PDF]

    "The Economic Crisis and the Fiscal Crisis: 2009 and Beyond", with William Gale, September, 2009. [PDF]

    "Implementing the New Fiscal Policy Activism", January 2009. [PDF]

    "Wellfare and Generational Equity in Sustainable Unfunded Pension Systems", with Ronald Lee, August 2008" [PDF]

    "Understanding U.S. Corporate Tax Losses", with Rosanne Altshuler, Michael Cooper and Matthew Knittel, October 6, 2008 [PDF]

    "Facing the Music: The Fiscal Outlook at the End of the Bush Administration", with Jason Furman and William G. Gale, May 8, 2008 [PDF]

    "Taxing Corporate Income", with Michael Devereux and Helen Simpson, March 2008 [PDF]

    "Long-Term Objectives for Government Debt", February 2008 [PDF]

    "Federal Budget Rules: The U.S. Experience", Revised, August 2008 [PDF]

    "Still Crazy After All These Years: Understanding The Budget Outlook", April, 2007 [PDF]

    "Notional Defined Contribution Pension Systems in a Stochastic Context: Design and Stability", with Ronald Lee, December, 2006 [PDF]

    "Why Have Corporate Tax Revenues Declined? Another Look", December, 2006 [PDF]

    "The Future of Capital Income Taxation", September 4, 2006 [PDF]

    "Tax Reform in the 21st Century," May 6, 2006. [PDF]

    "The Choice between Income and Consumption Taxes: A Primer," May 6, 2006. [PDF]

    "The U.S. Tax System in International Perspective: A Review of the 2006 Economic Report of the President's Tax Chapter," April 12, 2006. [PDF]

    "New Estimates of the Budget Outlook: Plus Ça Change, Plus C´est la Même Chose" with William G. Gale and Peter R. Orszag, February 15, 2006. [PDF]

    "Dividend Taxes and Firm Valuation: New Evidence" with Kevin Hassett, January 2006 [PDF]

    "Taxation and Capital Spending", September 2005. [PDF]

    "Who Bears the Corporate Tax", September 2005 [PDF]

    "The Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy as Stabilization Policy", July 2005 [PDF]

    "The 2003 Dividend Tax Cuts and the Value of the Firm: An Event Study" with Kevin Hassett, June 2005 [PDF]

    "American Fiscal Policy in the Post-War Era: An Interpretive History",REVISED, March 2005" [PDF]

    "Dynamic Scoring:An Introduction to the Issues", January 2005 [PDF]

    "The U.S. Fiscal Gap and Retirement Saving", with William G. Gale and Peter R. Orszag, July 2004 [PDF]

    "The Fiscal Burden of Korean Reunification: A Generational Accounting Approach" with Young Jun Chun and Ilho Yoo, REVISED, August 2004 [PDF]

    "Monetary and Fiscal Remedies for Deflation" with Maurice Obstfeld, January 2004 [PDF]

    "Budget Windows, Sunsets and Fiscal Control", REVISED July 2004 [PDF]

    "Reassessing the Fiscal Gap: Why Tax-Deferred Saving Will Not Solve the Problem", with William G. Gale and Peter R. Orszag, July 2003[ PDF]

    "Generational Accounting in Korea", with Young Jun Chun, REVISED March 2004 [PDF]

    "How Much Equity Does the Government Hold?", REVISED, January 2004 [PDF]

    "Fiscal Policy, Past and Present", April 2003[PDF]

    "The Case for Open-Market Purchases in a Liquidity Trap", with Maurice Obstfeld, REVISED December 2004 [ PDF]

    "Budget Blues:The Fiscal Outlook and Options for Reform", with William G. Gale, Peter R. Orszag, Samara R. Potter, December 2002 Paper and Tables

    "Is There a Role for Discretionary Fiscal Policy?", September 2002 [ PDF]

    "Optimal Long-Run Fiscal Policy: Constraints, Preferences and the Resolution of Uncertainty" with Kevin Hassett , revised August 2002 [ PDF]

    "The Bush Tax Cut and National Saving", June 2002 [PDF]

    "The Budget Outlook and Options for Fiscal Policy", with William G. Gale and Peter R. Orszag, April 2002 [ PDF]

    "Taxation of Financial Services under a VAT," with R.H. Gordon, September 2001 [PDF].

    "Tax Cuts and the Budget," with William G. Gale, March 2001 [PDF].

    "Perfect Taxation with Imperfect Competition," with James R. Hines, Jr., February 2001 [PDF].

    "Generalized Cash Flow Taxation," with David F. Bradford, September 2002 [PDF].

    "Perspectives on the Budget Surplus," with William G. Gale, revised July 2000 [PDF files: Paper and Tables and Figures].

    "Taxation and Economic Efficiency," with James R. Hines Jr., revised February 2001 [PDF].

    "Taxation and Corporate Financial Policy", revised February 2001 [PDF].

    "The Significance of Federal Taxes as Automatic Stabilizers," with Daniel Feenberg, 2000 [PDF].

    "Capital Gains Realizations of the Rich and Sophisticated," with Jonathan M. Siegel, 2000 [PDF].

    "Formation of Fiscal Policy: The Experience of the Past 25 Years," 1999 [PDF].

    "U.S. Fiscal Policy in a (Brief?) Era of Surpluses," 1999 [PDF].

    "On the Performance and Use of Government Revenue Forecasts," 1999 [PDF].

    "Does the Budget Surplus Justify Large-Scale Tax Cuts?: Updates and Extensions," with William G. Gale, 1999 [PDF].

    "Simulating Fundamental Tax Reform in the U.S.," with David Altig, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Ken A. Smetters, and Jan Walliser, 1999 [PDF files: Paper and Figures].

    "The Fiscal Impact of U.S. Immigration: A Generational Accounting Perspective," with Philip Oreopoulos, 1999 [PDF] . Programs and data are also available.

    "A New Measure of Horizontal Inequality," with Kevin A. Hassett, November 1998 (revised March 1999) [PDF]

    "Generational Accounting and Immigration in the United States," with Philip Oreopoulos, 1998 [PDF] . Programs and data are also available.

    "On the Marginal Source of Investment Funds," with Kevin A. Hassett, 1998 (revised 2000) [PDF]