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Economy-Wide Impacts of Industry Policy

Anita King

No 12/05, Treasury Working Paper Series from New Zealand Treasury

Abstract: Estimates of marginal tax rates (MTRs) faced by individual economic agents, and for various ggregates of taxpayers, are important for economists testing behavioural responses to changes in those tax rates. This paper reports estimates of a number of personal marginal income tax rate measures for New Zealand since 1907, focusing mainly on the aggregate income-weighted average MTRs proposed by Barro and Sahasakul (1983, 1986) and Barro and Redlick (2011). The paper describes the methodology used to derive the various MTRs from original data on incomes and taxes from Statistics New Zealand Official Yearbooks (NZOYB), and discusses the resulting estimates.

Keywords: CGE modelling; industry policy; economy-wide effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C68 D58 E29 E61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39
Date: 2012-09
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