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Does the Composition of Wage and Payroll Taxes Matter Under Nash Bargaining

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  • Koskela, E.
  • Schob, R.

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According to conventional wisdom the total taxe wedge, which is the sum of wage and payroll taxes, is sufficient to specify the distortion of wage formation caused by labour taxation. Using Nash bargaining approach to wage negotiations this paper shows that conventional wisdom is valid for equal rax bases, e.g., when the tax exemption takes the form of a tax credit.

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  • Koskela, E. & Schob, R., 1998. "Does the Composition of Wage and Payroll Taxes Matter Under Nash Bargaining," University of Helsinki, Department of Economics 443, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:helsec:443
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    Keywords

    TAXES ; WAGES ; BARGAINING;

    JEL classification:

    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

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