Research and Analysis by John C. Hambor

Economic Policy, Intergenerational Equity, and the Social Security Trust Fund Buildup
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 50 No. 10 (released October 1987)
by John C. Hambor

Econometric Models and the Study of the Economic Effects of Social Security
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 47 No. 10 (released October 1984)
by John C. Hambor

The Macroeconomic Effects of a Payroll Tax Rollback
ORES Working Paper No. 11 (released August 1979)
by John B. Hagens and John C. Hambor

In late 1977, the U.S. Congress passed Social Security legislation that included a series of increases in the payroll tax. These increases, which began in 1979 and carry on into the 1980s, substantially raise the projected levels of the Social Security trust funds. Since the amendments were passed, there has been some discussion and several proposals to roll back part of the tax. It is highly likely that additional rollback proposals will be made in the near future. The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on some of the macroeconomic effects of a payroll tax rollback.

Social Security, Saving, and Capital Formation
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 38 No. 7 (released July 1975)
by Selig D. Lesnoy and John C. Hambor