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The world’s economists can’t wait to get their hands on US tax returns

Dan Kopf
The world’s economists can’t wait to get their hands on US tax returns

Over the past three months, about 150 million US households have filed their taxes. In doing so, they didn’t just fund the US government and fill the coffers of H&R Block and Turbotax. They also participated in the creation of one of the world’s most important datasets—numbers that have changed what we know about the…