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A Contribution Towards New Zealand’s Tax Reform

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  • Laabas, Belkacem
  • Razzak, Weshah

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We use the work-leisure choice model to estimate equilibrium labour supply (hours-worked) in New Zealand over the period 2000 – 2008. We then stochastically solve the model over a future period from 2010 to 2050, and evaluate the New Zealand’s new tax policy. We compare the welfare and relative productivity (i.e., relative to Australia) outcomes for several tax policy scenarios.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25810.

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Date of creation: Mar 2010
Date of revision: Oct 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25810

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Keywords: Taxes; Labour supply; welfare and productivity;

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