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Income Taxation and Wage Policy: An Application to Minimum Wage

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  • Tomer Blumkin

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  • Efraim Sadka

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In this paper, we explore how the government can play a role in affecting the compensation policies of private firms in a manner that complements its income tax policies. We illustrate how this role of the government can be served by minimum wage legislation. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

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  • Tomer Blumkin & Efraim Sadka, 2005. "Income Taxation and Wage Policy: An Application to Minimum Wage," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 12(6), pages 713-722, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:itaxpf:v:12:y:2005:i:6:p:713-722 DOI: 10.1007/s10797-005-0412-0
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    1. Lee, David & Saez, Emmanuel, 2012. "Optimal minimum wage policy in competitive labor markets," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, pages 739-749.
    2. Eliav Danziger & Leif Danziger, 2015. "A Pareto-improving Minimum Wage," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 82(326), pages 236-252, April.
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    4. repec:rfa:aefjnl:v:5:y:2018:i:1:p:58-74 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. George Economides & Thomas Moutos, 2014. "Minimum Wages as a Redistributive Device in the Long Run," CESifo Working Paper Series 5052, CESifo Group Munich.

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