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.
Instructor, 2001-2005; teaching assistant, 1999-2000, University of Maryland at College Park
Consultant, World Bank, Fall 2001
Research Assistant, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, Summer 1998
Ph. D., M.A., University of Maryland at College Park
M.A., Delhi School of Economics; B. A., Hindu College, Delhi University (India)
Two decades after the end of the Cold War, US–India relations stand at a crossroads. Republicans and Democrats alike generally agree that the goal of a strong India—as a symbol of democratic capitalism, an implicit counterweight to Chinese hegemony, an ally in the long war against radical Islam, and an engine of global growth—remains worth supporting.
The standard narrative that rising income inequality has somehow hurt the middle and lower income classes is not supported by data. The debate about inequality is also a debate about equality of opportunity.
The OECD’s BEPS initiative is a laudable project, but the OECD’s attempts to revise the existing transfer pricing regime may significantly alter the incentives facing multinational taxpayers and national tax authorities.
Using data from two detailed, nationally representative, household datasets, we explore whether women who are economically empowered are less likely to experience domestic violence. We find that, while working women may be at a greater risk of violence, higher earnings are associated with a reduction in violence.
The fact that firms are surviving several years after the filing bankruptcy is itself a testament to the efficient functioning of the U.S. bankruptcy system. It suggests that the bankruptcy system goes a long way toward helping businesses recover and resume operations after a bankruptcy filing.
The Great Recession's employment crisis is notable for two reasons. First, the number of long-term unemployed has been much higher than in prior recessions. Second, those over the age of 55 were particularly hard hit by unemployment.