Research and Presentations

Our research involves qualitative and quantitative studies, understanding program rules, and writing policy briefs and research reports. The research we are conducting is the foundation of all the products we develop.


Articles

Elias Ilin, Alex Ruder, and Ellyn Terry. "The Racial Income Gap and Benefits Cliffs," Partners Update. September 18, 2020.

Elias Ilin, John Robertson, Alex Ruder, and Ellyn Terry. "Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, a Tale of Two Southeastern Cities," Partners Update. May 13, 2020.

Elias Ilin, John Robertson, Alex Ruder, and Ellyn Terry. "Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, a Tale of Two Cities," macroblog. April 9, 2020.

John Robertson, Alexander Ruder. "Do Higher Wages Mean Higher Standards of Living?" macroblog. January 16, 2020.

David Altig and Laurence J. Kotlikoff. "A Different Type of Tax Reform." macroblog. March 22, 2019.

Discussion Papers

Benefits Cliffs as a Barrier to Career Advancement for Low-Income Adults: Insights from Employment Services Providers
Alexander Ruder, Julie Siwicki, Ellyn Terry, and Tamilore Toyin-Adelaja
Discussion Paper 2020-2 (March 2020)
Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format

Benefits Cliffs and the Financial Incentives for Career Advancement: A Case Study of the Health Care Services Career Pathway
David Altig, Elias Ilin, Alexander Ruder, and Ellyn Terry
Discussion Paper 2020-1 (January 2020)
Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format

Presentations

Benefits Cliffs and Career Choice: Understanding the Financial Incentives for Career Advancement Adobe PDF file format, Governor's Opportunity Summit, Montgomery, AL, January 16, 2020

"Get to Know Your Workforce": Discussing the Benefits Cliff, Economy Matters podcast, November 17, 2019

Benefits Cliffs and Career Choice: Understanding the Financial Incentives for Career Advancement Adobe PDF file format, AASD/NASTA Annual Educational Conference, Charlotte, NC, August 26, 2019

Benefit Cliffs: An Exploration with the Atlanta Fed Adobe PDF file format, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County and Orlando Economic Partnership, Orlando, FL, August 14, 2019

Workforce Development as a Driver of Economic Mobility Adobe PDF file format, "Evening with the Fed" at the Birmingham Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Birmingham, AL, July 29, 2019

Videos

David Altig: 2019 Florida Business Leaders' Summit on Prosperity and Economic Opportunity, May 23, 2019, West Palm Beach, FLOff-site link

David Altig: Investing in America's Workforce Conference, October 5, 2017, Austin, TXOff-site link

Working Paper

David Altig, Alan J. Auerbach, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Elias Ilin, Victor Ye, "Marginal Net Taxation of Americans' Labor Supply," NBER Working Paper No. 27164.