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Three Theorems on Inflation Taxes and Marginal Employment Subsidies

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  • Oswald, Andrew J.

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The paper studies the micro-economics of inflation taxes and marginal employment subsidies. It proves that under very weak assumptions (i) an inflation tax will reduce the long-run equilibrium wage or price and (ii) that a marginal employment subsidy will raise the longrun equilibrium employment level. The theorems are illustrated with examples. The paper also prove's (iii) that in special circumstances a tax on inflation is exactly equivalent to a marginal employment subsidy.

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  • Oswald, Andrew J., 1982. "Three Theorems on Inflation Taxes and Marginal Employment Subsidies," Economic Research Papers 269163, University of Warwick - Department of Economics.
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    1. Mary C. Daly & Daniel J. Wilson, 2006. "Keeping up with the Joneses and staying ahead of the Smiths: evidence from suicide data," Working Paper Series 2006-12, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
    2. Andreas Knabe & Ronnie Schöb & Joachim Weimann, 2006. "Marginal Employment Subsidization: A New Concept and a Reappraisal," CESifo Working Paper Series 1707, CESifo Group Munich.
    3. Andreas Knabe & Ronnie Schöb, 2013. "Subsidizing extra jobs: promoting employment by taming the unions," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 65(4), pages 807-831, October.
    4. Alain de Crombrugghe & Gregory de Walque, 2011. "Wage and employment effects of a wage norm : The Polish transition experience," Working Paper Research 209, National Bank of Belgium.
    5. Schöb, Ronnie, 2007. "Soziale Grundsicherung und Beschäftigung," Discussion Papers 2007/12, Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics.
    6. Bijie Ren, 2008. "The regional effects of marginal wage subsidies," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 3(4), pages 598-626, December.

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    Financial Economics; Industrial Organization;

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    • N00 - Economic History - - General - - - General

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