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Taxation and the Labor Supply - Decisions of the Affluent

Robert Moffitt () and Mark Wilhelm ()

Economics Working Paper Archive from The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics

Abstract: We examine the effect of the 1986 Tax Reform Act on the labor supply of affluent men The Act reduced marginal tax rates for the affluent more than for other taxpayers Using instrumental-variables methods with a variety of identifying variables we find essentially no responsiveness of the hours of work of high-income-men to the tax reduction However we do fond that hourly wage rates of such men increased over the period

Date: 2000
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