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Replication data for: The Effect of State Taxes on the Geographical Location of Top Earners: Evidence from Star Scientists

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V0
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Dataset
Creator
  • Moretti, Enrico
  • Wilson, Daniel J.
Publication Date
2017-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We quantify how sensitive is migration by star scientists to changes in personal and business tax differentials across states. We uncover large, stable, and precisely estimated effects of personal and corporate taxes on star scientists' migration patterns. The long-run elasticity of mobility relative to taxes is 1.8 for personal income taxes, 1.9 for state corporate income tax, and —1.7 for the investment tax credit. While there are many other factors that drive when innovative individuals and innovative companies decide to locate, there are enough firms and workers on the margin that state taxes matter.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20150508 (Text)
Publications
  • Moretti, Enrico, and Daniel J. Wilson. “The Effect of State Taxes on the Geographical Location of Top Earners: Evidence from Star Scientists.” American Economic Review 107, no. 7 (July 2017): 1858–1903. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20150508.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20150508 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Moretti, Enrico; Wilson, Daniel J. (2017): Replication data for: The Effect of State Taxes on the Geographical Location of Top Earners: Evidence from Star Scientists. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113057