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James M. Poterba


James M. Poterba is the Mitsui Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a member of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform.

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That Rarest of Opportunities

by Edward Paul Lazear, James M. Poterbavia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 30, 2006

Opportunities for true tax reform come along rarely, but the time is at hand. A report from two members of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, Edward P. Lazear and James M. Poterba.

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The Stock Market and the Consumer

by James M. Poterbavia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 6, 2000

How important is the stock market in affecting the real economy and consumer spending in particular?