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Taxation and Wage Bargaining

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This paper analyzes the effects of personal taxes on wage bargaining. It concludes that an increase in tax progressivity will normally increase union wage-bargaining pressure and so raise the equilibrium wage. This is the opposite result to that recently derived by J. Creedy and I. M. McDonald (1990). Copyright 1992 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • Pemberton, James, 1992. "Taxation and Wage Bargaining," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 68(203), pages 318-327, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:68:y:1992:i:203:p:318-27
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    1. Chae, Suchan, 2002. "Tax incidence with bargaining," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 77(2), pages 199-204, October.
    2. Goerke, Laszlo, 1999. "Value-added Tax versus Social Security Contributions," IZA Discussion Papers 55, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Goerke, Laszlo, 2000. "The Wedge," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 68(5), pages 608-623, September.
    4. Xu Zifei & Tang Xiaoxu & Cui Yan, 2009. "The Effect of Tax Policy Choices on the Labor Market on the Perspective of Global Governance," Transition Studies Review, Springer;Central Eastern European University Network (CEEUN), vol. 16(2), pages 316-327, June.

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