Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Perspective
AbstractThe extent of taxation and redistribution policy is generally determined at a political-economy equilibrium by a balance between those who gain and those who lose from a more extensive tax-transfer policy. In a stylized model of migration and human capital formation we find, somewhat against conventional wisdom, that low-skill migration may lead to a lower tax burden and less redistribution than without migration, even though the migrants (naturally) join the pro-tax cum transfer coalition.
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- Eazim, A. & Sadka, E., 1996. "Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Perspective," Papers 35-96, Tel Aviv.
- Assaf Razin & Efraim Sadka, 1996. "Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Perspective," NBER Working Papers 5850, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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