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Optimal taxation in the Uzawa-Lucas Model with externality in human capital

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  • Arantza Gorostiaga

    (Dpto. Fundamentos del Análisis Económico II)

  • Jana Hromcová

    (Universitat de Girona)

  • Miguel Ángel López García

    (Dpt. Economia Aplicada)

Abstract

We show that in the Uzawa-Lucas model with externality in human capital with agents that value both consumption and leisure, the government pursuing the first best can achieve its goal by subsidizing the foregone earnings while studying. The subsidy should be financed by a schooling fee. We obtain that countries with similar initial conditions may issue different fees because multiple equilibria can arise for empirically plausible values of parameters. This result differs from the one obtained in ananalogous economy where agents only value consumption.

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  • Arantza Gorostiaga & Jana Hromcová & Miguel Ángel López García, 2011. "Optimal taxation in the Uzawa-Lucas Model with externality in human capital," Working Papers. Serie AD 2011-19, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
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    Keywords

    optimal policy; two-sector model; endogenous growth; indeterminacy.;
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    JEL classification:

    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household

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