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This paper discusses a proposal that would reform public policies toward retirement saving by replacing the current deduction for contributions to retirement saving accounts with a flat-rate refundable credit that would be deposited directly into the savers account. The proposal would (a)...

September 9, 2011
William G. Gale
Research report

We present new estimates of the budget outlook, incorporating the impact of the recent debt-limit deal and the latest projections by the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare and Social Security Trustees.Although the official budget figures have improved relative to a year ago (as a...

September 1, 2011
Alan J. AuerbachWilliam G. Gale
Brief

In a contribution to the CNN.com, Bill Gale discusses the need to raise taxes on the wealthy.

August 16, 2011
William G. Gale
Commentary

In a contribution to Politico, Bill Gale and Ben Harris discuss a tax holiday on repatriated funds.

July 27, 2011
William G. GaleBenjamin H. Harris
Research report

We present new estimates of the budget outlook, based on the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare and Social Security Trustee reports. The medium-term and long-term budget outlook have not changed appreciably since last year. Under reasonable assumptions, the...

June 30, 2011
Alan J. AuerbachWilliam G. Gale
Brief

In a contribution to Politico, Bill Gale and Ben Harris discuss a tax holiday on repatriated funds.

June 27, 2011
William G. GaleBenjamin H. Harris
Research report

Many industrialized countries face significant medium-term fiscal deficits and unsustainable long-term fiscal trajectories. The recent fiscal crises in Greece and other countries are a stark reminder of the costs of ignoring these issues. The looming fiscal shortfalls and borrowing requirements...

June 3, 2011
William G. GaleBenjamin H. Harris
Brief

In a contribution to U.S. News and World Report, Bill Gale discusses the urgent need to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

March 30, 2011
William G. Gale
Research report

This paper presents evidence from a randomized field experiment to evaluate the longterm impact of an incentive for household saving. We examine the effect on homeownership of an Individual Development Account (IDA) program which ran from 1998 to 2003 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The IDA program provided...

March 9, 2011
William G. GaleMichael Grinstein-WeissClinton KeyWilliam M. RoheMark SchreinerMichael Sherraden

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