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Income and Payroll Tax Policy and Labor Supply

Jerry Hausman

No 610, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: This paper considers both theoretical quest ions and empirical measures of the effects of various policies of income and payroll taxation on labor supply. It emphasizes deadweight loss as the correct criterion of taxation evaluation, rather than merely output effects. Distributional issues are also discussed. Simulations are done for the Kemp-Roth tax reform proposals to calculate both revenue effects and changes in deadweight loss. Deadweight loss calculations are also done for an equal yield progressive linear income tax.

Date: 1980-12
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Published as Hausman, Jerry A. "Income and Payroll Tax Policy and Labor Supply." The Supply Side Effects of Economic Policy, edited by L. Mayer. St. Louis: Centerfor the Study of American Business, 1981.
Published as Jerry Hausman, 1981. "Income and Payroll Tax Policy and Labor Supply," Review, vol 63.

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