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Globalization and Human Capital Formation

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  • Andersson, Fredrik

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    (Lund University)

  • Konrad, Kai A.

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    (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)

Abstract

This paper compares education investment in closed and open economies without government and with a benevolent government. The fact that the time consistency problem in taxation can make labor mobility beneficial even if governments are fully benevolent - which is known from other contexts - is shown to be true in the economies considered. It is further shown that labor mobility is unambiguously beneficial if private insurance for human capital investment is available.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 245.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2001
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Publication status: published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2003, 10(3), 211-228
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp245

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Keywords: commitment; migration; time consistent income taxation; education effort; Globalization;

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  1. May Elsayyad & Kai A. Konrad, 2011. "Fighting Multiple Tax Havens," Working Papers fighting_multiple_tax_hav, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance.
  2. Poutvaara, Panu, 2003. "Investment in Education and Redistributive Taxation without Precommitment," Munich Reprints in Economics 19299, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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  7. Bernard M.S. van Praag & Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, 2002. "Age-differentiated QALI Losses," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 02-015/3, Tinbergen Institute.
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  10. Oliver Busch, 2007. "When Have All the Graduates Gone?: Internal Cross-State Migration of Graduates in Germany 1984-2004," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 26, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).

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