School of Economics
The School of Economics is committed to offering a curriculum that is current and challenging, and to conducting research that aligns with business trends and informs policy makers. A degree, major or minor in Economics provides students with a robust understanding of the workings of the market system, major economic institutions, economic policy and development.
Economics is one of Drexel LeBow’s strongest disciplines. Our School of Economics is ranked among the best in the world for research on international trade and its faculty includes leading scholars in banking, monetary and fiscal policy, industrial organization and more. Members of the economics faculty have published in the American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and elsewhere.
Events, Seminars and Dissertations
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An estimable model of income redistribution in a federation: Musgrave Meets Oates
We develop a theory of cross-border income shifting in response to personal taxation,
and examine its implications for the revenue potential and excess burden of personal taxes
at the subnational level. We estimate the elasticity of tax avoidance and of cross-border tax
base shifting using data on top income shares for Canadian provinces, finding that interprovincial
shifting accounts for about two-thirds of total tax avoidance. We then propose a
model demonstrating that a properly-chosen federal tax rate can offset the horizontal fiscal
externality, allowing decentralized subnational tax rates to replicate the national welfare
Dr. Haltiwagner’s areas of interest include longitudinal establishment data bases and the longitudinal matched employer-employee databases that are available at the Bureau of the Census
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