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Income and Payroll Tax Policy and Labor Supply

Jerry A. Hausman

NBER Working Paper No. 610
Issued in December 1980
NBER Program(s):   PE

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.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w0610

Published: 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.

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