VoxEU Talk

Tax deductions and tax reform

James Poterba of MIT and President of the National Bureau of Economic Research talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his research on the economic consequences of ‘tax expenditures’ (the US term for tax deductions), and the short- and long-term prospects for tax reform in the United States book. The interview was recorded at the American Economic Association meetings in San Francisco in January 2009.