Duquette – Do Tax Incentives Affect Charitable Contributions?

“Do Tax Incentives Affect Charitable Contributions? Evidence from Public Charities’ Reported Revenues,” December 2014. Revision requested at the Journal of Public Economics. Abstract: This paper estimates the effect of the charitable contribution income tax deduction on charities’ donation revenue by exploiting the natural experiment induced by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which changed tax…

Duquette – Revealing the Relationship between Ship Crowding and Slave Mortality

“Revealing the Relationship between Ship Crowding and Slave Mortality: The Role of Missing Data,” The Journal of Economic History 74(2):535-552, June 2014. Abstract Historical accounts have linked the overcrowded conditions on the Middle Passage to slaves’ ill health and high mortality. A large literature in economic history has failed to find such effects. This note demonstrates the…

Duquette – How Johnson Fought the War on Poverty

“How Johnson Fought the War on Poverty: The Politics and Economics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity,” with Martha J. Bailey. The Journal of Economic History 74(2):351-388, June 2014. NBER Working Paper No. 19860. Winner of the Arthur H. Cole Prize for the the best article published in the Journal of Economic History…