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Effects of Taxes on Economic Behavior

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    This paper discusses how the effects of taxes on economic behavior are important for revenue estimation, for calculating efficiency effects, and for understanding short-term macroeconomic consequences. The primary focus is on taxes on labor income but some attention is given to taxes on income from saving. Specific calculations illustrate the importance of behavioral responses for accurate calculation of the revenue effects and deadweight losses of tax changes.

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    Paper provided by Harvard University Department of Economics in its series Scholarly Articles with number 2943922.

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    Date of creation: 2008
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    Publication status: Published in National Tax Journal
    Handle: RePEc:hrv:faseco:2943922

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    1. Feldstein, Martin & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1978. "The effects of the capital gains tax on the selling and switching of common stock," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 17-36, February.
    2. Mikhail Golosov & Aleh Tsyvinski, 2005. "Optimal Taxation with Endogenous Insurance Markets," NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc 11185, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Alexander Gelber, 2008. "Taxation and Family Labor Supply," 2008 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics 249, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    4. Jon Gruber & Emmanuel Saez, 2000. "The Elasticity of Taxable Income: Evidence and Implications," NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc 7512, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Nisha Arunatilake & Priyanka Jayawardena & Anushka Wijesinha, 2012. "Tax Reforms in Sri Lanka: will a Tax on Public Servants Improve Progressivity?," Working Papers PMMA, PEP-PMMA 2012-13, PEP-PMMA.
    2. Erdős, Tibor, 2014. "Az adózás, a hatékonyság és a gazdasági növekedés kapcsolatának néhány elméleti problémája
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    3. Michaud, Pierre-Carl & Goldman, Dana P. & Lakdawalla, Darius N. & Zheng, Yuhui & Gailey, Adam H., 2012. "The value of medical and pharmaceutical interventions for reducing obesity," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(4), pages 630-643.
    4. Hammar, Henrik & Sjöström, Magnus, 2011. "Accounting for behavioral effects of increases in the carbon dioxide (CO2) tax in revenue estimation in Sweden," Energy Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 39(10), pages 6672-6676, October.
    5. Forni, Lorenzo & Gerali, Andrea & Pisani, Massimiliano, 2010. "The macroeconomics of fiscal consolidations in euro area countries," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(9), pages 1791-1812, September.
    6. Tomasz Skica & Tomasz Wo³owiec & Pavel Pavlov, 2014. "Eeconomic Relations Between Personal And Corporate Income Tax," "e-Finanse", University of Information Technology and Management, Institute of Financial Research and Analysis, University of Information Technology and Management, Institute of Financial Research and Analysis, vol. 10(1), pages 60-68, June.

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