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Nonacademic Writing

“Understanding the Effects of Uncertainty about the Timing of Retirement” (with Frank Caliendo, Maria Casanova, and Aspen Gorry), VoxEU.org, November 16, 2016. 

"Time for a New Approach to Taxes and Inequality" (with Alan Viard), Real Clear Markets, October 24, 2016.

"Social Security Claiming Decisions: What Does the Research Show?" Witness Testimony, United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, September 14, 2016.


“Taxes, Transfers, Progressivity, and Redistribution: Part 1” (with Alan Viard), Tax Notes, September 5, 2016, pp. 1437-1450.

"Why Uber Should Ban Tipping," AEIdeas, June 21, 2016.

Review of Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security (by Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller and Paul Solman, Simon & Schuster, 2015), Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 15(1), January 2016, 121-123.

"Survivor and Spousal Benefits in the Social Security Retirement Program," Witness Testimony, United States Senate Committee on Finance, December 9, 2014.

"America's First World Inequality Problem," U.S. News and World Report, July 24, 2014.

"Dave Brat's No 'Free Market Guy' on Immigration," U.S. News and World Report, June 26, 2014.

"Higher Ed's Echo Chamber," U.S. News and World Report, May 29, 2014.

"Minimum Wage, Maximum Harm" (with Aspen Gorry), U.S. News and World Report, May 1, 2014.

"Measuring Inequality: One Size Does Not Fit All" (with Ben Ho), AEI Economic Perspectives, April 2014.

"How to Fairly Tax Families," The American, April 15, 2014.

"The Bright Side of Higher College Tuition" (with Ben Ho), U.S. News and World Report, March 20, 2014.

“Stop Wishing for the Return of Manufacturing Jobs” (with Ben Ho), U.S. News and World Report, February 13, 2014.

"A Carbon Tax Beats a Vacuum Ban," U.S. News and World Report, January 23, 2014.

"Obamacare Hasn't Caused a Shift to Part-Time Work ... Yet" (with Aparna Mathur), U.S. News and World Report, January 2, 2014.

"How to Fix Grade Inflation," U.S. News and World Report, December 26, 2013.

"Don't Believe the 'Experts,' Imports Are Beautiful," Real Clear Markets, December 18, 2013.


"The Fantasy of Just Taxing the Rich," U.S. News and World Report, November 21, 2013.

"The Myth That Baby Boomers Are Stealing Jobs," U.S. News and World Report, October 31, 2013.

"The Hidden Cost of Bank Bailouts," U.S. News and World Report, September 26, 2013.



"How Your Doctor Is Driving Up Health Care Costs," U.S. News and World Report, August 22, 2013.

“More Money, Less Partisanship?” U.S. News and World Report, July 24, 2013.

"Rethinking Tax Breaks for Homeowners," U.S. News and World Report, June 27, 2013.

"A New Set of Graduates Faces Social Security Uncertainty" (with Aspen Gorry), U.S. News and World Report, May 30, 2013.

"Tax Individuals, Not Couples" (with Aspen Gorry), Real Clear Markets, May 22, 2013.

"The Tax Treatment of the Family" (with Aspen Gorry) AEI Economic Perspectives, May 2013.


"The Penalties of Our Tax Code," The American, April 12, 2013.

“Here We Go Again on Housing,” AEIdeas, April 5, 2013.

"Tax Progressivity: It's Not Just the Burden of the Rich" (with Aspen Gorry), Real Clear Markets, April 3, 2013. 

"Marginal and Average Rates in Optimal Tax Policy" (with Aspen Gorry), Tax Notes, April 1, 2013, pp. 83-88.

"The Shrinking Health Gap" (with Benjamin Ho), The American, March 26, 2013.

“The Bias Against Working Women” (with Aspen Gorry), The Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2013, p. A21.


“To Protect Future Generations, Fix Social Security” (with Aspen Gorry), The Daily Caller, February 13, 2013.


“How to Restructure Social Security” (with Aspen Gorry), Real Clear Markets, December 19, 2012.

“Financing Entitlements and Promoting Work: Does Policy Encourage Early Retirement?” (with Aspen Gorry), AEI Economic Perspectives, December 2012.

"Too Large to be Left Out," The New York Times (Room for Debate), December 5, 2012.

"Should the Top Marginal Income Tax Rate Be 73%?" (with Aparna Mathur and Michael Strain), Tax Notes, November 19, 2012, pp. 905-915.

"Let's Raise Taxes on the Middle Class," The American, November 16, 2012.


"Social Security's War on Working Wives," Real Clear Markets, October 17, 2012.


"Surviving Academe's Liberal Bias," The Chronicle of Higher Education (The Conversation), October 3, 2012.

“9 out of 10 Economists Agree,” AEIdeas, October 2, 2012.



"Beware of Predatory Lenders? No, Fear Predatory Borrowers," Real Clear Markets, July 12, 2012.

"Making Economic Policy," Oxy Economics Alumni Newsletter, 2008.

"The Politics and Economics of Social Security Reform," Oxy Economics Alumni Newsletter, 2004.