An Update on the SSRN Paper Regarding Corporate Lobbying and Taxation Effects

Excellent news the past few weeks! My research paper disseminated on SSRN, “Lobbying as Source of Rent Seeking,” has placed in several Top Ten lists amongst recent papers, including all those submitted thus far for the year of 2021 in their respective categories. Currently, the paper is: #1 in LSN (Law): Legislative and Political Process#3Continue reading “An Update on the SSRN Paper Regarding Corporate Lobbying and Taxation Effects”

Defending Wilt Chamberlain and the Principle of Robert Nozick: A Response to G. A. Cohen

Defending Wilt Chamberlain and the Principle of Robert Nozick: A Response to G. A. Cohen My views have developed since the writing of this paper towards a more nuanced response to Cohen, but I remember this paper as my first philosophical rebuttal in defense of Libertarian political philosophy.

Lobbying as Source of Rent Seeking: Clarification of the Relationship Between Corporate Lobbying and Firm Tax Benefits

Paper Link My first original, published and well-received economic research paper in 2018 utilizing public choice theory, econometrics, and computational analysis to determine the nature and size of firm unrecognized tax benefits and marginal effective tax rate changes resulting from changes in individual corporate lobbying expenditures at the federal level. Based on panel data ofContinue reading “Lobbying as Source of Rent Seeking: Clarification of the Relationship Between Corporate Lobbying and Firm Tax Benefits”

My Contention for the 2020 Presidential Election

Even with current polling, I stick by my current expectation of Trump winning (though I don’t have a realistic horse in the race). I could definitely be wrong (and even if I’m right don’t give me much credit in case I got lucky), and my confidence is lower than over summertime. I believe his chancesContinue reading “My Contention for the 2020 Presidential Election”

A Nobel Prize? Or Wool Over the Eyes?

I’m an economist-in-training. More specifically, I’m a PhD researcher and student in economics trying to gain the skills I’ll need to become a professional. Most of the time, this process consists of me making numerous and embarrassing mistakes that I’ve conditioned myself into leveraging for educational purposes. Why do such a thing? Because, one day,Continue reading “A Nobel Prize? Or Wool Over the Eyes?”

Welcome!

Hi, my name is Seth Carter, aspiring economist looking to make economic and philosophical sense of this world in all its simultaneous chaos and order. This blog covers current events, economics, politics, philosophy, and my personal interests that I believe to be complementary to these pursuits. Thank you for visiting. Let’s take a walk togetherContinue reading “Welcome!”