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Nick Turner

Current Research Topics
  • Behavioral responses to taxation
  • Economic inequality and social mobility
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2019 - present
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2017 - 2019
  • Financial Economist

    United States Treasury Department, Office of Tax Analysis

    2010 - 2017
  • Political Alignment, Attitudes toward Government, and Tax Evasion
    Julie Berry Cullen, Nicholas Turner, and Ebonya Washington
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20190409
  • Income Segregation and Intergenerational Mobility Across Colleges in the United States
    Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan
    Quarterly Journal of Economics (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjaa005
  • The Evolution of Infant Mortality Inequality in the United States, 1960–2016
    Nick Turner, Kaveh Danesh, and Kelsey Moran
    Science Advances (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aba5908
  • The Determinants of Income Segregation and Intergenerational Mobility: Using Test Scores to Measure Undermatching
    Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan
    NBER Working Paper Series (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w26748
  • Earnings Risk in the Household: Evidence from Millions of US Tax Returns
    Seth Pruitt and Nicholas Turner
    American Economic Review: Insights (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/aeri.20190096
  • Stimulating Housing Markets
    David Berger, Nicholas Turner, and Eric Zwick
    Journal of Finance (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jofi.12847
  • Political Alignment, Attitudes Toward Government and Tax Evasion
    Julie Berry Cullen, Nicholas Turner, and Ebonya Washington
    NBER Working Paper Series (2019)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w24323
  • Gainfully Employed? Assessing the Employment and Earnings of For-Profit College Students Using Administrative Data
    Stephanie Riegg Cellini and Nicholas Turner
    Journal of Human Resources (2019)
    https://doi.org/10.3368/jhr.54.2.1016.8302R1
  • The Nature of Household Labor Income Risk
    Seth Pruitt and Nicholas Turner
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2018.034
  • Cash-on-Hand and College Enrollment: Evidence from Population Tax Data and the Earned Income Tax Credit
    Day Manoli and Nicholas Turner
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20160298
  • Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility
    Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan
    NBER Working Paper Series (2017)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w23618
  • Nudges and Learning: Evidence from Informational Interventions for Low-Income Taxpayers
    Dayanand S. Manoli and Nicholas Turner
    Tax Law Review (2017)
  • The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014
    Raj Chetty, Michael Stepner, Sarah Abraham, Shelby Lin, Benjamin Scuderi, Nicholas Turner, Augustin Bergeron, and David Cutler
    JAMA (2016)
    https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2016.4226
  • New Evidence on Taxes and the Timing of Birth
    Sara LaLumia, James M. Sallee, and Nicholas Turner
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20130243
  • Is the United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility
    Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Patrick Kline, Emmanuel Saez, and Nicholas Turner
    American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.104.5.141
  • Income Inequality, Mobility and Turnover at the Top in the U.S., 1987-2010
    Gerald Auten, Geoffrey Gee, and Nicholas Turner
    American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (2013)
    https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.3.168
  • New Perspectives on Income Mobility and Inequality
    Gerald Auten, Geoffrey Gee, and Nicholas Turner
    National Tax Journal (2013)
    https://doi.org/10.17310/ntj.2013.4.06
  • Who Benefits from Student Aid? The Economic Incidence of Tax-Based Federal Student Aid
    Nicholas Turner
    Economics of Education Review (2012)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2011.12.008
  • Why Don't Taxpayers Maximize their Tax-Based Student Aid? Salience and Inertia in Program Selection
    Nicholas Turner
    B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2011)
    https://doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2896
  • The Distributional and Revenue Consequences of Reforming the Mortgage Interest Deduction
    Adam J. Cole, Geoffrey Gee, and Nicholas Turner
    National Tax Journal (2011)
    https://doi.org/10.17310/ntj.2011.4.04
  • The Effect of Tax-Based Federal Student Aid on College Enrollment
    Nicholas Turner
    National Tax Journal (2011)
    https://doi.org/10.17310/ntj.2011.3.04
  • Fiscal Capacity in State Fiscal Year 1999
    Nicholas Turner and Robert Tannenwald
    State Tax Notes (2005)
  • Interstate Fiscal Disparity in State Fiscal Year 1999
    Robert Tannenwald and Nicholas Turner
    Public Policy Discussion Papers (2004)
Awards
  • 2010

    National Tax Association

    Dissertation Award (Runner up)

  • 2018

    National Tax Journal

    Referee of the Year

Editor
  • Editorial Board, National Tax Journal, 2017-current
Referee
  • American Economic Review
  • American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
  • Economics of Education Review
  • Education Finance and Policy
  • Journal of Human Resources
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • Journal of Law, Economics and Organization
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Journal of Policy Analysis & Management
  • National Tax Journal (referee of the year 2018)
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
Last update: June 30, 2022