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BUNCHING: Stata module to use bunching to partially and point identify the elasticity of income with respect to tax rates

Marinho Bertanha, Andrew McCallum () and Nathan Seegert

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: bunching uses a mass point (bunching) in a distribution of reported income to partially and point identify the elasticity of income with respect to tax rate. The marginal income tax rate changes discontinuously at the mass point (i.e. kink point in the budget set). This is a master function that combines bunchbounds for partial identification with bunchtobit for point identification. If desired, bunching also calls bunchfilter to filter out friction error of the data.

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 14
Keywords: bunching; income elasticity; tax rates; tobit model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-06-04, Revised 2020-09-18
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install bunching". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt). Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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