Edward J. McCaffery

USC Gould School of Law

Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law and Political Science

699 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Toward an Agenda for Behavioral Public Finance

USC Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-25; and USC CLEO Research Paper No. C04-22
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Sep 2004
Edward J. McCaffery and Joel B. Slemrod
USC Gould School of Law and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 905 (17,200)
Citation 7

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Thinking about Tax

USC Law School, Olin Research Paper No. 04-13; and USC CLEO Research Paper No. C04-10
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Jul 2004
Edward J. McCaffery and Jonathan Baron
USC Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
Downloads 868 (19,195)
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3.

Behavioral Public Finance (PDF of Powerpoint Slide Presentation)

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 08-17, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C08-13
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Jul 2008
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 777 (21,858)

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4.

Heuristics and Biases in Thinking about Tax

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 03-31; USC Law School, Olin Research Paper No. 03-22; and USC CLEO Research Paper No. C03-23
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Nov 2003
Edward J. McCaffery and Jonathan Baron
USC Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
Downloads 719 (25,465)
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Framing and Taxation: Evaluation of Tax Policies Involving Household Composition

USC Law School, Olin Research Paper No. 00-18
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Jun 2003
Edward J. McCaffery and Jonathan Baron
USC Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
Downloads 587 (33,689)
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6.

A New Understanding of Tax

Michigan Law Review, 2005
Number of pages: 133 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 580 (34,355)
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7.

The Political Psychology of Redistribution

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 05-11; USC Legal Studies and Law & Econ Research Paper No. 05-8; USC CLEO Research Paper No. C05-4
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 30 Mar 2005
Edward J. McCaffery and Jonathan Baron
USC Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
Downloads 559 (35,812)
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Citation 1

The Fair Timing of Tax

USC Law and Public Policy Research Paper No. 03-21; USC Law School, Olin Research Paper No. 03-21
Number of pages: 153 Posted: 08 Sep 2003
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 340 (69,516)
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The Fair Timing of Tax

Michigan Law Review, 2004
Number of pages: 159 Posted: 04 Jul 2004
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 162 (149,145)
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9.

Behavioral Economics and Fundamental Tax Reform

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C06-4, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 06-8
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 Apr 2006
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 479 (44,338)
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10.

Starving the Beast: The Psychology of Budget Deficits

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 04-21; USC Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-24; and USC CLEO Research Paper No. C04-21
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Sep 2004
Jonathan Baron and Edward J. McCaffery
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 423 (49,959)
Citation 5

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taxation, budget deficits, heuristics and biases

11.

Through the Looking Glass: The Politics of Estate Tax Reform

ACTEC Journal, 2009, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C09-16, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-31
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 Jul 2009
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 357 (64,256)

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Three Views of Tax

USC Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-3; USC Law School, Olin Research Paper No. 05-3; USC CLEO Research Paper No. C05-3
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Feb 2005
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 326 (72,974)
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Three Views of Tax

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp.153-164, January 2005
Posted: 06 May 2005
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law

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taxation, fair not flat, tax reform

13.

Shakedown at Gucci Gulch: A Tale of Death, Money & Taxes

USC Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-20; and USC CLEO Research Paper No. C04-14
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 25 Aug 2004
Edward J. McCaffery and Linda R. Cohen
USC Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics
Downloads 320 (71,511)

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14.

Masking Redistribution (or its Absence)

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 04-09; USC Law School, Olin Research Paper No. 04-5; and USC CLEO Research Paper No. C04-1
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Apr 2004
Jonathan Baron and Edward J. McCaffery
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 308 (75,852)
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15.

Where's the Sex in Fiscal Sociology? Taxation and Gender in Comparative Perspective

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 07-12, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C07-12
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2013
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
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16.

A Voluntary Tax? Revisited

Forthcoming in National Tax Association Proceedings
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 May 2001
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 298 (78,871)
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17.

Expanding Discrimination Research: Moving Beyond Ethnicity and to the Web

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C03-2, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 03-5, Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 85, pp. 717-730, September 2004
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Feb 2003
Timur Kuran and Edward J. McCaffery
Duke University - Department of Economics and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 271 (88,133)
Citation 1

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Discrimination, ethnicity, physical appearance, beauty, economic inequality, public opinion, mode effect,

18.

Must We Have the Right to Waste?

NEW ESSAYS IN THE LEGAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL THEORY OF PROPERTY, Steven Munzer, ed., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 23 Oct 2000
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 263 (84,795)
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The Last Best Hope for Progressivity in Tax

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C09-7, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-8
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 15 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2013
Edward J. McCaffery and James R. Hines Jr.
USC Gould School of Law and University of Michigan
Downloads 243 (96,761)
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20.

Behavioral Economics and the Law: Tax

Doron Teichman and Eyal Zamir, eds., Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Law & Economics, Forthcoming, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS13-1
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 238 (82,799)
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21.

A Life Estate Conception of Property

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-15
Number of pages: 160 Posted: 15 Sep 1999
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 223 (106,354)

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22.

The Dirty Little Secret of (Estate) Tax Reform

65 Stanford Law Review Online 21 (August 14, 2012), USC Law and Economics Research Papers Series No. C12-11, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 12-17
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Aug 2012
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 219 (108,250)

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23.

The Humpty Dumpty Blues: Disaggregation Bias in the Evaluation of Tax Systems

USC Law School, Olin Research Paper No. 02-1; USC CLEO Research Paper No. C02-1
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Feb 2002
Edward J. McCaffery and Jonathan Baron
USC Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
Downloads 213 (112,103)
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The Burdens of Benefits

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-14
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Aug 1999
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 189 (124,742)
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25.

The Uneasy Case for Capital Taxation

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C05-11, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 05-19
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Sep 2005
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 180 (128,360)
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26.

Gender and Tax

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-11
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Aug 1999
R. Michael Alvarez and Edward J. McCaffery
California Institute of Technology and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 178 (124,148)
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The Missing Links in Tax Reform

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-16
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Aug 1999
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 172 (137,706)
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28.

Sex Differences in the Acceptability of Discrimination

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C05-7, USC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-17
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Jul 2005
Timur Kuran and Edward J. McCaffery
Duke University - Department of Economics and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 170 (139,844)

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Discrimination, sex differences, surveys, public opinion, social desirability bias

29.

A Consumed Income Tax: A Fair and Simple Plan for Tax Reform

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C08-12, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 08-16
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 166 (139,141)

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30.

Behavioral Dimensions of Tax Reform

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C09-6, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-7
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2013
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 157 (145,812)

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31.

A Tale of Two Democracies

McCaffery, Edward J., Crigler, Ann N., and Just, Marion R., RETHINKING THE VOTE: THE POLITICS AND PROSPECT OF AMERICAN ELECTION REFORM, Oxford University Press, Spring 2003
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Nov 2002
Edward J. McCaffery, Ann N. Crigler and Marion R. Just
USC Gould School of Law, University of Southern California - Department of Political Science and International Relations and Wellesley College
Downloads 154 (150,585)

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Is There a Gender Gap in Fiscal Political Preferences?

USC Law School, Olin Research Paper No. 00-5
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 Sep 2000
R. Michael Alvarez and Edward J. McCaffery
California Institute of Technology and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 152 (139,141)
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What Sports Can Teach Tax Policymakers: Lessons from the Luxury Tax

USC Law and Economics Research Paper No. C12-6, USC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-10
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 May 2012
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 141 (153,011)

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34.

Distracted from Distraction by Distraction: Reimagining Estate Tax Reform

USC Law and Economics Research Papers Series No. C13-2, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 13-2, Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 5, 2013
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2013
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 120 (172,427)

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35.

Ten Facts About Fundamental Tax Reform

Tax Notes, December 2003, USC Center in Law, Economics and Organization Research Paper No. C08-15, USC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-19
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 120 (184,284)

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36.

Good Hybrids/Bad Hybrids

Tax Notes, June 27, pp. 1699-1709, June 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Jul 2005
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 118 (183,191)
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A Tale of Two Davids: Commentary on David Weisbach's Implementing Income and Consumption Taxes: An Essay in Honor of David Bradford

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C06-8, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 06-13
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Jul 2006
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 98 (204,175)

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A Progressive's Silver Linings Playbook: Repeal Stepped-Up Basis

Tax Notes, p. 969, February 2013, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C13-3, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 13-3
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 06 Mar 2013
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 83 (220,049)

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Comments on Liebman and Zeckhauser, Simple Humans, Complex Insurance, Subtle Subsidies

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C08-14, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 08-18
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Jul 2008
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 60 (277,295)

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40.

It's Tax Not Trade (Stupid)

USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS16-20, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-22
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 19 Jul 2016
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
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The Meaning of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

USC CLASS Research Paper No. 16-10, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-11
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Mar 2016
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
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42.

Taxing Wealth Seriously

USC CLASS Research Paper No. 16-9, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-10
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 29 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2016
Edward J. McCaffery
USC Gould School of Law
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Should We End Life Support for Death Taxes?

Tax Notes, September 11, 2000
Posted: 08 Sep 2000
Edward J. McCaffery, Charles Davenport and James S. Halpern
USC Gould School of Law, Rutgers University School of Law and Government of the United States of America - Tax Court

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