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Joel B. Slemrod (born July 14, 1951)[2] is a Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Joel B. Slemrod
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Joel B. Slemrod at the President's Advisory Panel for Federal Tax Reform (3 March 2005)
Born (1951-07-14) July 14, 1951 (age 68)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
InstitutionUniversity of Michigan
FieldPublic economics
Alma materPrinceton University (BA)
Harvard University (PhD)
Martin Feldstein
AwardsDaniel M. Holland Medal, National Tax Association (2012)[1]
Information at IDEAS / RePEc
WebsiteJoel Slemrod



He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1973 and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1980. He has been at Michigan since 1987 and does research on taxation, with a focus on taxation of personal income. He is co-author with Jon Bakija of Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen's Guide to the Great Debate over Tax Reform [3] and is editor of Does Atlas Shrug? The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich.[4] Dr. Slemrod also serves as Director of the Office of Tax Policy Research, which is a research center at the University of Michigan on matters of tax policy.

In 2001, Slemrod shared an Ig Nobel Prize with Wojciech Kopczuk, of Columbia University, for a paper concluding that people find a way to postpone their deaths if that would qualify them for a lower rate on the inheritance tax.[5][6] In 2012, Slemrod was awarded the Daniel M. Holland Medal by the National Tax Association.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Daniel Holland Medal". National Tax Association. 2018.
  2. ^ "Joel Slemrod" (PDF). University of Michigan. 30 November 2017.
  3. ^ Joel Slemrod; Jon Bakija (2017). Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen's Guide to the Debate Over Taxes. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-03567-5.
  4. ^ Joel Slemrod, ed. (2000). Does Atlas Shrug?: The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-00154-1.
  5. ^ Kopczuk, W.; Slemrod, J. (2003). "Dying to Save Taxes: Evidence from Estate-Tax Returns on the Death Elasticity". Review of Economics and Statistics. 85 (2): 256. CiteSeerX doi:10.1162/003465303765299783.
  6. ^ Harding, Lesley (15 October 2001). "Business prof wins not so noble Nobel". University Record. Retrieved 21 May 2015.

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