How Taxing the Rich Harms the Middle Class

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) economist Aparna Mathur explains in an article on American.com, AEI's online journal, that the way to promote income equality is to lower corporate taxes (full text below).

Why? As Mathur and others demonstrates, when higher taxes are imposed on corporations, wages are lowered for workers both in that firm and elsewhere.

On average, a $1 increase in corporate tax revenues could lead to a dollar or more decline in wages.

More of Mathur's work on the subject can be found here.

Aparna Mathur has served as consultant to the World Bank and is available for interviews at amathur@aei.org, or through her research assistant, matt.jensen@aei.org - 202.862.5941

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About the Author

 

Aparna
Mathur
  • Aparna Mathur is an economist who writes about taxes and wages. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and has taught economics at the University of Maryland. Her work ranges from research on carbon taxes and the impact of state health insurance mandates on small firms to labor market outcomes. Her research on corporate taxation includes the widely discussed coauthored 2006 "Wages and Taxes" paper, which explored the link between corporate taxes and manufacturing wages.
  • Phone: 202-828-6026
    Email: amathur@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Hao Fu
    Phone: 202-862-5214
    Email: hao.fu@aei.org

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