Kimberly Clausing
REED COLLEGE. Professor of Economics. Research focuses on the taxation of multinational firms, examining how government decisions and corporate behavior interplay in an increasingly global world economy.

Taxing the Rich

July 9, 2019

The Issue:

Many Americans have not felt the benefits of strong GDP growth in recent decades, as thirty-five years of rising income inequality have concentrated the income growth at the top of the distribution. While the federal income tax system is progressive, it has failed to counter these trends, and some of

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Policy Implications from Rising Economic Inequality

November 13, 2018

The Issue:

A marked increase in income inequality has been a defining characteristic of the U.S. economy of the past several decades. Progressive tax policy and a social safety net that invests in those at the bottom of the income distribution play a role in mitigating widening inequality in the United States. ...
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Would Cutting Corporate Taxes Raise Workers’ Incomes?

October 26, 2017

The Issue:

Although many details of tax reform are still to be fleshed out, lowering the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent is a central component of the proposals by Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration. A recent report by the Trump administration's Council of Economic Advisers ...
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Does Taxing U.S. Corporations Make Sense in a Global Economy?

July 19, 2017

The Issue:

The belief that it is essential to lower corporate tax rates is widely held by many, including members of the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans. Critics of the U.S. corporate tax system point to its high rates, the distortions it introduces, the possible double-taxation of corporate ...
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