Taxation and Labor Markets

P.M. Picard, E. Toulemonde

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    Abstract

    We exploit the common features of models such as union, search and efficiency wage models to develop a framework that can be used to analyze the effects of any revenue-neutral tax reform on employment. In particular, we show that taxes paid by workers are not equivalent to taxes paid by firms when taxes are non linear. Moreover, we show that the positive impact of tax progressivity on employment is attributable only to a limited set of hypotheses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-56
    Number of pages28
    JournalJournal of Economics/ Zeitschrift fur Nationalokonomie
    Volume78
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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