Amitabh Chandra


John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Former member of the NLS Technical Review Committee

NLS user since 1997

  • Dickert-Conlin, Stacy and Amitabh Chandra “Taxes and the Timing of Births,” Journal of Political Economy, 107(1): 161-177, February 1999.
What I learned from NLS data

We found that families who benefit from the significant tax advantages of a late-December birth, actually timed babies from early January to late December.

Why I chose NLS data

There is nothing else out there with the texture of the NLS data.