Revisiting Legislative Lags of U.S. Tax Reforms
4 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2017 Last revised: 25 May 2019
Date Written: May 16, 2019
We apply an unsupervised machine learning algorithm to revisit legislative lags of U.S. tax reforms and show that at least two lags have been longer than previously identified. Our approach offers an alternative way to approximate U.S. tax foresight, given that the relationship between tax exempt municipal bonds and taxable U.S. Treasury securities has broken down in 2007.
Keywords: Legislative lag, tax foresight, correlated topic model, U.S. President
JEL Classification: C80, D80, H20
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