Nick Turner works at the United States Treasury. Nick's research focuses on the
behavioral responses to government policies. 

Higher Education

CASH-ON-HAND & COLLEGE ENROLLMENT: EVIDENCE FROM POPULATION TAX DATA AND POLICY NONLINEARITIES (with Dayanand Manoli) (2014)

In this paper, we estimate the causal effects of tax refunds (cash-on-hand) on college enrollment...

 

Why Don't Taxpayers Maximize their Tax-Based Student Aid? Salience and Inertia in Program Selection, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2012)

Tax-based federal student aid is designed to increase postsecondary attendance and ease the financial burden...

 

For-Profit College Entry and Not-for-Profit Enrollment: Crowding out or crowding in? (2012)

Exploiting the rapid expansion of the for-profit sector between 2002 and 2010, I explore how...

 

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Who Benefits from Student Aid? The Economic Incidence of Tax-Based Federal Student Aid, Economics of Education Review (2012)

Federal benefit programs, including federal student aid, are designed to aid targeted populations. Behavioral responses...

 

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THE EFFECT OF TAX-BASED FEDERAL STUDENT AID ON COLLEGE ENROLLMENT, National Tax Journal (2011)

Tax-based federal student aid — the Hope Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, and Tuition...

 

Federal Tax Policy

IS THE UNITED STATES STILL A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY? RECENT TRENDS IN INTERGENERATIONAL MOBILITY (with Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Patrick Kline, and Emmanuel Saez), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings (2014)

We present new evidence on trends in intergenerational mobility in the U.S. using administrative earnings...

 

CASH-ON-HAND & COLLEGE ENROLLMENT: EVIDENCE FROM POPULATION TAX DATA AND POLICY NONLINEARITIES (with Dayanand Manoli) (2014)

In this paper, we estimate the causal effects of tax refunds (cash-on-hand) on college enrollment...

 

New Evidence on Taxes and the Timing of Birth, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2014)

This paper uses data from the universe of tax returns filed between 2001 and 2010...

 

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New Perspectives on Income Mobility and Inequality, National Tax Journal (2013)

This study examines several dimensions of income mobility and inequality — mobility of individuals through...

 

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Income Inequality, Mobility, and Turnover at the Top in the US, 1987–2010, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings) (2013)
 

State Tax Policy

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Fiscal Capacity in State Fiscal Year 1999 (with Robert Tannenwald), State Tax Notes (2005)

This paper compares states in terms of their relative fiscal capacity, fiscal need, fiscal comfort,...