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Tax Reform, Sector-specific Labor Supply and Welfare Effects

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  • John K. Dagsvik
  • Marilena Locatelli
  • Steinar Strøm

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This paper focuses in particular on the 1992 tax reform in Norway. In this reform the top marginal tax rates were cut considerably. We find that the impact on overall labor supply is rather modest, but these modest changes shadow for stronger sectoral changes. The tax reform stimulated the women to shift their labor from the public to the private sector and to work longer hours. A calculation of mean compensated variation, calculated within the framework of a random utility model, shows that the richest households benefited far more from the 1992 tax reform than did the poorest households. Copyright © The editors of the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics" 2009. .

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  • John K. Dagsvik & Marilena Locatelli & Steinar Strøm, 2009. "Tax Reform, Sector-specific Labor Supply and Welfare Effects," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 111(2), pages 299-321, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:111:y:2009:i:2:p:299-321
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    1. Steinar StrØm & John K. Dagsvik, 2006. "Sectoral labour supply, choice restrictions and functional form," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(6), pages 803-826.
    2. Marilena Locatelli & Steinar Strøm, 2006. "Computation of the compensating variation within a random utility model using GAUSS software," CHILD Working Papers wp02_06, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY.
    3. John K. Dagsvik & Marilena Locatelli & Steinar Strøm, 2006. "Simulating labor supply behaviour when workers have preferences over job opportunities and face non-linear budget constraints," CHILD Working Papers wp01_06, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY.
    4. John K. Dagsvik & Anders Karlström, 2005. "Compensating Variation and Hicksian Choice Probabilities in Random Utility Models that are Nonlinear in Income," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 72(1), pages 57-76.
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    4. Thor O. Thoresen & Zhiyang Jia & Peter J. Lambert, 2013. "Distributional benchmarking in tax policy evaluations," Discussion Papers 765, Statistics Norway, Research Department.
    5. Dagsvik, John K. & Strøm, Steinar & Locatelli, Marilena, 2013. "Compensated Discrete Choice with Particular Reference to Labor Supply," Memorandum 20/2013, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
    6. Zheng, Liping & Severe, Sean, 2016. "Teaching the macroeconomic effects of tax cuts with a quasi-experiment," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 55-65.
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