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.
Lecturer, AEI Summer Institute, July 2013
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tax Politics and Policy, January-May 2011, Georgetown University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Public Finance, January-May 2010, Georgetown University
Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, January 2006-December 2009
Consultant, The World Bank, August 2001-December 2001
Instructor, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2001-Spring 2005
Instructor, Principles of Microeconomics, Summer 2004, Summer 2002
Teaching Assistant, Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 1999-Fall 2000
Research Assistant, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, Summer 1998
Ph. D., Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2005
M.A., Economics, University of Maryland at College Park 2001
M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics, May 1999
B. A., Hindu College, Delhi University (India), May 1996
"Poverty in America" is a compilation of AEI scholars’ thinking on why fighting for the poor is a moral imperative; what demands special attention in the debate; and which policy proposals could enable the labor market, social safety net, and broader society to provide low-income Americans a better shot at success.
The Great Recession has been particularly hard on older workers. Therefore, the government must intervene with carefully crafted policy to level the playing field for older workers. Job-placement services, employee-based subsidies, and start-up subsidies are the most promising options to help the older long-term unemployed find jobs.
Under tax law, stolen property, bribes, kickbacks, and income from other illegal activities must be counted as income. Embezzlers, thieves, and bootleggers may also take deductions for costs relating to criminal activity.