Picard, Pierre: Taxation and Labor Markets
World Conference Econometric Society, 2000, Seattle

Pierre Picard, University of Manchester
Eric Toulemonde, University of Namur
Taxation and Labor Markets
Session: C-13-7  Wednesday 16 August 2000  by Picard, Pierre
We exploit the common features of models such as union-firm wage bargaining, search and efficiency wage models to develop a framework that can be used for analyzing the effects of any budget-neutral tax reform on employment in these models. We show that taxes paid by workers are not equivalent to taxes paid by firms when taxes are non linear. Moreover, increasing progressivity is good for employment in these models.
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