NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Labor Market Effects of Payroll Taxes in Developing Countries: Evidence from Colombia

Adriana Kugler, Maurice Kugler

NBER Working Paper No. 13855
Issued in March 2008

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We are grateful to Josh Angrist, Samuel Bentolila, Paul Gertler, Jon Gruber, Ricardo Hausmann, Larry Lau, Bill Maloney, Barry McCormick, David McKenzie, Ernesto May, John Pencavel, Luigi Pistaferri, John Strauss, an associate editor and two anonymous referees, and seminar participants at Southampton, Stanford and the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association meetings in Madrid for very useful comments, as well as to the World Bank for providing financial support fo the study. Zheng Wang provided valuable research assistance. The econometric analysis of plant-level data from the Manufacturing Census was made possible by the hospitality from Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (Colombian Bureau of National Statistics), Banco de la Republica de Colombia, and Stanford University while the second author was visiting. Please address correspondence to: adkugler@uh.edu and Maurice_Kugler@harvard.edu. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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