Matthew C. Weinzierl

Harvard Business School
277 Morgan
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Boston, MA 02163
Tel: 617/495-6697
Fax: 617/496-5994

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NBER Program Affiliations: PE
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Harvard University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2019Understanding Different Approaches to Benefit-Based Taxation
with Robert Scherf: w26276

Published: Robert Scherf & Matthew Weinzierl, 2020. "Understanding Different Approaches to Benefit‐Based Taxation," Fiscal Studies, vol 41(2), pages 385-410.

July 2017A Welfarist Role for Nonwelfarist Rules: An example with envy
July 2016Popular Acceptance of Inequality due to Brute Luck and Support for Classical Benefit-Based Taxation

Published: Matthew Weinzierl, 2017. "Popular Acceptance of Inequality due to Innate Brute Luck and Support for Classical Benefit-Based Taxation," Journal of Public Economics, .

January 2016Positive and Normative Judgments Implicit in U.S. Tax Policy, and the Costs of Unequal Growth and Recessions
with Benjamin B. Lockwood: w21927

Published: Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 77, February 2016, Pages 30–47

December 2014Revisiting the Classical View of Benefit-Based Taxation

Published: Matthew Weinzierl, 2018. "Revisiting the Classical View of Benefit-based Taxation," The Economic Journal, vol 128(612), pages F37-F64.

November 2014Seesaws and Social Security Benefits Indexing

Published: Matthew Weinzierl, 2014. "Seesaws and Social Security Benefits Indexing," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall: 137-182.

December 2012The Promise of Positive Optimal Taxation: Normative Diversity and a role for Equal Sacrifice

Published: Weinzierl, Matthew, 2014. "The promise of positive optimal taxation: normative diversity and a role for equal sacrifice," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 118(C), pages 128-142. citation courtesy of

August 2012Equalizing Outcomes and Equalizing Opportunities: Optimal Taxation when Children's Abilities Depend on Parents' Resources
with Alexander M. Gelber: w18332
May 2012Why do we Redistribute so Much but Tag so Little? The principle of equal sacrifice and optimal taxation
January 2012De Gustibus non est Taxandum: Heterogeneity in Preferences and Optimal Redistribution
with Benjamin B. Lockwood: w17784

Published: Benjamin B. Lockwood & Matthew Weinzierl, 2015. "De Gustibus non est Taxandum: Heterogeneity in preferences and optimal redistribution," Journal of Public Economics, vol 124, pages 74-80.

May 2011An Exploration of Optimal Stabilization Policy
with N. Gregory Mankiw: w17029

Published: N. Gregory Mankiw & Matthew weinzierl, 2011. "An Exploration of Optimal Stabilization Policy," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 42(1 (Spring), pages 209-272. citation courtesy of

December 2010Preference Heterogeneity and Optimal Capital Income Taxation
with Mikhail Golosov, Maxim Troshkin, Aleh Tsyvinski: w16619

Published: Golosov, Mikhail & Troshkin, Maxim & Tsyvinski, Aleh & Weinzierl, Matthew, 2013. "Preference heterogeneity and optimal capital income taxation," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(C), pages 160-175. citation courtesy of

June 2009Optimal Taxation in Theory and Practice
with N. Gregory Mankiw, Danny Yagan: w15071

Published: N. Gregory Mankiw & Matthew Weinzierl & Danny Yagan, 2009. "Optimal Taxation in Theory and Practice," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 23(4), pages 147-74, Fall. citation courtesy of

May 2009The Optimal Taxation of Height: A Case Study of Utilitarian Income Redistribution
with N. Gregory Mankiw: w14976

Published: N. Gregory Mankiw & Matthew Weinzierl, 2010. "The Optimal Taxation of Height: A Case Study of Utilitarian Income Redistribution," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 2(1), pages 155-76, February. citation courtesy of

December 2004Dynamic Scoring: A Back-of-the-Envelope Guide
with N. Gregory Mankiw: w11000

Published: Mankiw, N. Gregory and Matthew Weinzierl. "Dynamic Scoring: A Back-of-the-Envelope Guide," Journal of Public Economics, 2006, v90(8-9,Sep), 1415-1433. citation courtesy of

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