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Research Interests for Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato

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.

Keywords:
Tax, Finance, Public , Labor, Policy
Areas of Interest:

Public Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Entrepreneurship
Experimental Economics

Recent 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[abs]
  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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