Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Perspective
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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