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The recent debate over the 50p tax rate illustrates that academic debates conducted through newspaper letters pages are rarely productive. Economists have an obligation to provide serious evidence for their claims

Manning, Alan (2011) The recent debate over the 50p tax rate illustrates that academic debates conducted through newspaper letters pages are rarely productive. Economists have an obligation to provide serious evidence for their claims. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (28 Sep 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week 20 economists wrote to the Financial Times urging the government to scrap the 50% marginal tax rate on incomes over £150,000. Alan Manning argues that while it is important for academics to influence debate on public policy, such ‘group’ letters are more about who is signing them than the content that they contain.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 07:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52104/

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