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Optimal Taxation in a Dynamic Model of Shirking and Unemployment: Shapiro and Stiglitz Meet Chamley

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This paper analyzes optimal taxation in an efficiency-wage economy with involuntary unemployment, thereby extending Chamley’s (1986) optimal-tax analysis of the standard full-employment case. For this purpose, we introduce optimal savings into the shirking-unemployment model of Shapiro and Stiglitz (1984), and go beyond their exclusive focus on steady-state equilibrium. Our most surprising result is that despite the presence of jobless workers the government should impose a positive tax (rather than subsidy) on wage income in the long run, if the labor market is sufficiently distorted.

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Paper provided by Carleton University, Department of Economics in its series Carleton Economic Papers with number 07-07.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2007
Date of revision: Aug 2010
Publication status: Published: Revised version: A Dynamic Model of Shirking and Unemployment: Private Saving, Public Debt, and Optimal Taxation, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 34, Issue 8. (August 2010), pp. 1392-1402
Handle: RePEc:car:carecp:07-07

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  1. Richard Brecher & Zhiqi Chen, 2008. "Unemployment of Skilled and Unskilled Labor in an Open Economy: International Trade, Migration, and Outsourcing," Carleton Economic Papers 08-07, Carleton University, Department of Economics, revised Nov 2010.

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