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The Fatal Toll of Driving to Drink

Sep 2008
Policy Brief
By  Joel Slemrod
Michael Lovenheim is the Searle Freedom Trust Post- doctoral Fellow at SIEPR. He is also a visiting lecturer in Economics at Stanford University. Lovenheim’s research is in public finance and labor economics, particularly focusing on the economics of education and issues in local taxation. His recent papers consider the lengthening of the time it takes students to obtain an undergraduate degree, the role of housing wealth in the college enrollment decision, and the effect of teachers’ unions on K-12 educational resources. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2007 and has since been a post-doctoral fellow at SIEPR.

Joel Slemrod is the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics. He also serves as Director of the Office of Tax Policy Research, an interdisciplinary research center housed at the Business School. Professor Slemrod received the A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1973 and the Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1980. Professor Slemrod has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Canadian Department of Finance, the New Zealand Department of Treasury, the South Africa Ministry of Finance, the World Bank, and the OECD. From 1992 to 1998 Professor Slemrod was editor of the National Tax Journal and currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics. He is the co-author with Jon Bakija of Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Debate over Taxes, whose 4th edition was published in 2008.