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Finance and Economics Discussion Series: Salience and Taxation: Theory and Evidence - Scholar's Choice Edition

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Finance and Economics Discussion Series: Salience and Taxation: Theory and Evidence - Scholar's Choice Edition - United States Federal Reserve Board (Creator), and Et Al (Creator), and Chetty, Raj
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This paper presents evidence that consumers underreact to taxes that are not salient and characterizes the welfare consequences of tax policies when agents make such optimization errors. The empirical evidence is based on two complementary strategies. First, we conducted an experiment at a grocery store posting tax inclusive prices for 750 products subject to sales tax for a three week period. Scanner data show that this intervention reduced demand for the treated products by 8 percent. Second, we find that state-level ...

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Finance and Economics Discussion Series: Salience and Taxation: Theory and Evidence - Scholar's Choice Edition 2015, Scholar's Choice

ISBN-13: 9781298049223

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Finance and Economics Discussion Series: Salience and Taxation: Theory and Evidence 2013, Bibliogov

ISBN-13: 9781288705092

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