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The world's economists can't wait to get their hands on US tax returns

April 17, 2018 Quartz

Americans' tax records are the best dataset for assessing income inequality and the odds that a child born poor can become rich. The IRS still only accepts a small number of applications for studies every year, and a list put together by economist John Friedman shows they are almost all from elite schools.

The world's economists can't wait to get their hands on US tax returns (research by John Friedman cited) – Quartz