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Economy-Wide Impacts of Industry Policy

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  • Anita King

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    Estimates of marginal tax rates (MTRs) faced by individual economic agents, and for various ggregates of taxpayers, are important for economists testing behavioural responses to changes in those tax rates. This paper reports estimates of a number of personal marginal income tax rate measures for New Zealand since 1907, focusing mainly on the aggregate income-weighted average MTRs proposed by Barro and Sahasakul (1983, 1986) and Barro and Redlick (2011). The paper describes the methodology used to derive the various MTRs from original data on incomes and taxes from Statistics New Zealand Official Yearbooks (NZOYB), and discusses the resulting estimates.

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    Paper provided by New Zealand Treasury in its series Treasury Working Paper Series with number 12/05.

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    Length: 39
    Date of creation: Sep 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:nzt:nztwps:12/05

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    Keywords: CGE modelling; industry policy; economy-wide effects;

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    1. Brockmeier, Martina, 2001. "A Graphical Exposition of the GTAP Model," GTAP Technical Papers 311, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
    2. Alan A. Powell & Richard H. Snape, 1992. "The Contribution of Applied General Equilibrium Analysis to Policy Reform in Australia," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers g-98, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
    3. Ballingall, John & Allen, James, 2011. "Review of export elasticities," NZIER Working Paper 2011/4, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
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