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Outsourcing and Optimal Nonlinear Taxation: A Note

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  • Aronsson, Thomas

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    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Koskela, Erkki

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    (Department of Economics)

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    This paper addresses outsourcing in the two-type optimal income tax model. If the government is able to control outsourcing via a direct tax instrument, outsourcing will not affect the marginal income tax structure. In the absence of a direct tax instrument, and under the plausible assumption that higher outsourcing increases the wage differential, the government will implement a lower marginal income tax rate for the low-ability type and a higher marginal income tax rate for the high-ability type than it would otherwise have done.

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    Paper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 737.

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    Length: 9 pages
    Date of creation: 03 Apr 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0737

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    Keywords: outsourcing; optimal nonlinear taxation;

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    1. Aronsson, Thomas & Koskela, Erkki, 2008. "Optimal Redistributive Taxation and Provision of Public Input Goods in an Economy with Outsourcing and Unemployment," UmeÃ¥ Economic Studies 759, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
    2. Thomas Aronsson & Erkki Koskela, 2008. "Optimal Redistributive Taxation and Provision of Public Input Goods in an Economy with Outsourcing and Unemployment," CESifo Working Paper Series 2481, CESifo Group Munich.

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