The Effects of Taxation on Migration: Some Evidence for the ASEAN and APEC Economies
AbstractThis paper investigates the effects of taxation on migration. It develops a stylized, two country model to examine the impact of taxation on labor mobility. The theoretical prediction that taxation affects migration decisions is supported by some empirical evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies. Average tax rates are found to have a larger impact on migration choices than marginal rates. Moreover, the results suggest that educated migrants are more responsive to taxation than migrants with no education. Average tax rates are most important for migrants with secondary education, while marginal rates have a greater influence on the decisions of migrants with tertiary education than secondary educated migrants. The finding that taxation affects migration decisions, in particular of educated migrants, has important policy implications.
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International migration; taxation;
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- Edda Claus & Iris Claus & Michael Dörsam, 2010. "The effects of taxation on migration: Some evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies," CAMA Working Papers 2010-36, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
- H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ACC-2011-01-16 (Accounting & Auditing)
- NEP-ALL-2011-01-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIG-2011-01-16 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-PBE-2011-01-16 (Public Economics)
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