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Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Kathleen Kaylor and G. Richard Wagoner, Jr. Assistant Professor of Economics and Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato
Contact Info:
Office Location:  235 Social Sciences Bldg, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1894
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.jcsuarez.com

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • ECON 438.01, PUBLIC FINANCE Synopsis
    Social Sciences 113, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as PUBPOL 289.01)
  • ECON 881.30, TOPICS IN APPLIED MICROECON Synopsis
    Social Sciences 113, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
  • ECON 881.31, TOPICS IN APPLIED MICROECON Synopsis
    Social Sciences 113, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
  • ECON 951S.04, APPLIED MICRO RESEARCH Synopsis
    Social Sciences 327, M 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Education:

Ph.D.University of California at Berkeley2012
Specialties:

Public Economics
Urban and Real Estate Economics
Research Interests: public finance, tax urban economics, public economics

Suárez Serrato's research analyzes the effects of federal and state taxation and spending policies on local economic outcomes with an emphasis on the location decisions of both firms and individuals. His dissertation analyzed the short- and long-term effects of government spending on local economics outcomes. This research agenda proposes a new identification strategy to measure the causal impacts of government spending, provides new estimates of important policy-relevant parameters such as the income multiplier, and develops a framework for measuring the welfare effects of providing government services. More recently, his work has analyzed the effects of state corporate taxes on firm location and the resulting equilibrium incidence on wages and profits. His current work analyzes the aggregate misallocation resulting from state taxation as well the effects of public sector unionization on the provision of local public goods.

Areas of Interest:

Public Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Entrepreneurship
Experimental Economics

Keywords:

Tax • Finance • Public • Labor • Policy

Bio

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Chen, Z; Liu, Z; Suárez Serrato, JC; Yi Xu, D, Notching R&D Investment with Corporate Income Tax Cuts in China (June, 2018)
  2. Wang, XY; Suarez Serrato, JC; Zhang, S, The Limits of Meritocracy: Screening Bureaucrats Under Imperfect Verifiability (March, 2017)
  3. Suárez Serrato, JC; Zidar, O, Who Benefits from State Corporate Tax Cuts? A Local Labor Markets Approach with Heterogeneous Firms, American Economic Review, vol. 106 no. 9 (September, 2016), pp. 2582-2624, American Economic Association [doi]
  4. Serrato, JCS; Wingender, P, Estimating Local Fiscal Multipliers (July, 2016), National Bureau of Economic Research [doi]
  5. Fajgelbaum, P; Morales, E; Suárez Serrato, JC; Zidar, O, State Taxes and Spatial Misallocation (November, 2015), National Bureau of Economic Research [doi]  [abs]


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