Public and Political Economy Day at ENS de Lyon: Taxation and Inequality

Public and Political Economy Day at ENS de Lyon: Taxation and Inequality

14 Tuesday
Tue, 14/05/2019

9:00 - 17:30




Session 1: Redistribution and inequality

09:30 – 10:30 Inequality and Redistribution in France, 1900-2018: Evidence from Post-Tax Distributional National Accounts
Antoine Bozio (EHESS, PSE), Malka Guillot (ETH Zürich), Bertrand Garbinti (Banque de France, CREST), Jonathan Goupille-Lebret (ENS de Lyon, INSEAD), and Thomas Piketty (EHESS, PSE)

10:30 – 11:30 Salience of Inherited Wealth and the Support for Inheritance Taxation
Spencer Bastani (Linnaeus University) and Daniel Waldenström (PSE, IFN)

11:30 – 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

Session 2: Taxation and labor market

11:45 – 12:45 The Incidence of Payroll Taxes on Wages, Employment and Profits: Evidence From Place-Based Payroll Tax Cuts
Youssef Benzarti (UC Santa Barbara) and Jarkko Harju (VATT)

12:45 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 15:00 Intertemporal Labor Supply Substitution? Evidence from the Swiss Tax Holidays
Isabel Z. Martinez (University of St. Gallen), Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley), and  Michael Siegenthaler (KOF ETH Zurich)

Session 3: Efficiency costs to income taxation

15:00 – 16:00 Individual Responses to Capital Gains Taxation: Evidence from Canada
Alisa Tazhitdinova (UC Santa Barbara)

16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 17:30 The distortive costs of income taxation
 Aart Gerritsen (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Laurent Simula (ENS de Lyon)

20:00 DINNER

Sessions are divided into 45 minutes for the presenter and 15 minutes for general discussion.

Organizing Committee

  • Mathieu Couttenier – ENS de Lyon
  • Jonathan Goupille-Lebret – ENS de Lyon
  • Sophie Hatte – ENS de Lyon
  • Laurent Simula – ENS de Lyon




Please send an email to economie [at] (economie[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr).