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Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Perspective

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  • Eazim, A.
  • Sadka, E.

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The extent of taxation and distribution policy is generally determined at a political-economy equilibrium by a balance between those who gain and those who lose from a more extensive tax-transfer policy. In a stylized model of migration and humain capital formation we find, somewhat against conventional wisdom, that low-skill migration may lead to a lower tax burden and less restriction than

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  • Eazim, A. & Sadka, E., 1996. "Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Perspective," Papers 35-96, Tel Aviv.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:35-96
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    1. Nerlove, Marc & Razin, Assaf & Sadka, Efraim & von Weizsacker, Robert K., 1993. "Comprehensive income taxation, investments in human and physical capital, and productivity," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(3), pages 397-406, March.
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    1. Hans-Werner Sinn, 1999. "Inflation and Welfare: Comment on Robert Lucas," NBER Working Papers 6979, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    Keywords

    HUMAN RESOURCES; ECONOMIC POLICY; ECONOMIC MODELS;

    JEL classification:

    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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