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Labour Taxes and Work Hours in Australia


  • Anton Hallam

    () (The University of Western Australia)

  • Ernst Juerg Weber

    (The University of Western Australia)


This edition of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics contains a small subset of the papers that were presented at the December 2007 Australian Labour Market Research Workshop held in Perth, embracing a wide range of topics within labour economics. They are predominantly of an applied nature with a clear eye for evidence based policy design.

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  • Anton Hallam & Ernst Juerg Weber, 2008. "Labour Taxes and Work Hours in Australia," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 11(2), pages 117-128, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ozl:journl:v:11:y:2008:i:2:p:117-128

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    1. Stephen Nickell, 2003. "Employment and Taxes," CESifo Working Paper Series 1109, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Edward C. Prescott, 2004. "Why do Americans work so much more than Europeans?," Quarterly Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, issue Jul, pages 2-13.
    3. Conny Olovsson, 2009. "Why Do Europeans Work So Little?," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 50(1), pages 39-61, February.
    4. Daniel Feenberg & Elisabeth Coutts, 1993. "An introduction to the TAXSIM model," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(1), pages 189-194.
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    1. Paul Frijters & David Johnston & Michael Shields, 2012. "The Optimality of Tax Transfers: What does Life Satisfaction Data Tell Us?," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 13(5), pages 821-832, October.

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    General Aggregative Models; Neoclassical Labor Economics Policies; Time Allocation and Labor Supply;

    JEL classification:

    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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