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Do Progressive Taxes Reduce Wage Pressure?

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  • Wulfsberg, F.

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Increased tax progressivity raises the elasticity of labour demand with respect to consumer wages which implies that labour unions subtitute wages with employment. This paper investigates the effects to tax prograssivity on wages using Nerwegian establishment level panel data.

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 38/1996.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:1996_038

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Keywords: WAGES; TAXATION; PANEL DATA;

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Cited by:
  1. Roed,K. & Strom,S., 1999. "Progressive taxes and the labour market : is the trade-off between equality and efficiency inevitable?," Memorandum 19/1999, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
  2. Kåre Johansen, 2002. "Regional Wage Curves Empirical Evidence from Norway," Working Paper Series 0302, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  3. Sorensen, Peter Birch, 1999. "Optimal tax progressivity in imperfect labour markets," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 6(3), pages 435-452, September.

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