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Fiscal policy and minimum wage for redistribution: an equivalence result


  • Arantza Gorostiaga
  • Juan Francisco Rubio-Ramírez


In this paper, we derive conditions under which a minimum-wage law combined with anonymous taxes and transfers and an agent-specific tax-transfer scheme are equivalent policies.

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  • Arantza Gorostiaga & Juan Francisco Rubio-Ramírez, 2005. "Fiscal policy and minimum wage for redistribution: an equivalence result," FRB Atlanta Working Paper 2005-08, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedawp:2005-08

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    1. Arantza Gorostiaga & Juan F Rubio-Ramirez, 2004. "Optimal Minimum Wage," 2004 Meeting Papers 302, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    2. Arantza Gorostiaga & Juan Francisco Rubio-Ramírez, 2004. "Optimal minimum wage in a competitive economy," FRB Atlanta Working Paper 2004-30, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
    3. Guesnerie, Roger & Roberts, Kevin, 1987. "Minimum wage legislation as a second best policy," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 31(1-2), pages 490-498.
    4. Stephen P. Allen, 1987. "Taxes, Redistribution, and the Minimum Wage: A Theoretical Analysis," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 102(3), pages 477-489.
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    1. Larrain, Mauricio & Poblete, Joaquin, 2007. "Age-differentiated minimum wages in developing countries," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 84(2), pages 777-797, November.

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    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

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