Archives for Joel Slemrod



Let’s Talk About Tax Cheating: A Freakonomics Quorum

Photo: hoggardb The Internal Revenue Service presumably never likes tax cheats, but when money is tight there is more pressure put on the I.R.S. to step up enforcement and collect more money. The most recent gambit, reported today, is an amnesty program designed to root out offshore tax havens. We once wrote of another I.R.S. […] Read More »



Freakonomics in the Times Magazine: Filling the Tax Gap

The April 2, 2006, Freakonomics column is about tax cheating. This blog post supplies additional research material. Read More »