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Taxation and Labor Markets

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  • Pierre Picard

    (University of Manchester)

  • Eric Toulemonde

    (University of Namur)

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We exploit the common features of models such as union-firm wage bargaining, search and efficiency wage models to develop a framework that can be used for analyzing the effects of any budget-neutral tax reform on employment in these models. We show that taxes paid by workers are not equivalent to taxes paid by firms when taxes are non linear. Moreover, increasing progressivity is good for employment in these models.

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers with number 0707.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 2000
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  1. Tomas Kögel, 2005. "On Substituting Consumption Taxes for Unemployment Insurance Contributions to Reduce Unemployment," Discussion Paper Series, Department of Economics, Loughborough University 2005_11, Department of Economics, Loughborough University, revised Sep 2005.
  2. Ben Heijdra & Jenny Ligthart, 2009. "Labor tax reform, unemployment, and search," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 82-104, February.
  3. Xu Zifei & Tang Xiaoxu & Cui Yan, 2009. "The Effect of Tax Policy Choices on the Labor Market on the Perspective of Global Governance," Transition Studies Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 16(2), pages 316-327, June.
  4. Alfonso Arpaia & Giuseppe Carone, 2004. "Do labour taxes (and their composition) affect wages in the short and in the long run?," Public Economics, EconWPA 0411004, EconWPA.
  5. Koskela, Erkki & Schöb, Ronnie, 2007. "How Tax Progression Affects Effort and Employment," IZA Discussion Papers 2861, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Alfonso Arpaia & Giuseppe Carone, 2004. "Do labour taxes (and their composition) affect wages in the short and the long run? - Alfonso Arpaia and Giuseppe Carone," European Economy - Economic Papers, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission 216, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.

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