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Effects of Taxes on Economic Behavior

Martin S. Feldstein

NBER Working Paper No. 13745
Issued in January 2008
NBER Program(s):   PE

This paper discusses how the effects of taxes on economic behavior are important for revenue estimation, for calculating efficiency effects, and for understanding short-term macroeconomoic consequences. The primary focus is on taxes on labor income but some attention is given to taxes on income from saving. Specific calculations illustrate the importance of behavioral responses for accurate calculation of the revenue effects and deadweight losses of tax changes.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w13745

Published: "Effects of Taxes on Economic Behavior," in The National Tax Journal,, Vol. LXI, No. 1, March 2008, pp 131-39. NBER Working Paper 13745, January 2008.

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