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Empirical Approaches to Fiscal Policy Modelling : International Studies in Economic Modelling - Alberto Heimler

Empirical Approaches to Fiscal Policy Modelling

International Studies in Economic Modelling

By: Alberto Heimler (Editor), Daniele Meulders (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1992
ISBN: 9780412449901
Number Of Pages: 297

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Alberto Heimler and Daniele Meulders In the last decade the modelling of the interrelationship between public finance and the rest of the economy has seen substantial advances, reflected in many of the papers delivered to the Applied Econometrics Association Conference held at Confindustria, Rome, on 30 November and 1 December 1989. In particular, the development of the literature on applied general-equilibrium modelling has found most of its applications in the field of taxation, enlarging and completing the estimation of the welfare loss due to distortionary taxes. In this context an important extension has been the introduction of overlapping-generation models. Furthermore, it has become clear that most individual decisions, especially the decision whether or not to work, are dependent upon the tax system, in the sense that the higher the marginal income tax the larger the wedge between labour cost and take-home pay, the last one being the decision variable in the demand for leisure. Finally, in the European context, the completion of the internal market has brought about the necessity to harmonize fiscal systems in the EEC member countries. A number of papers study, therefore, the effects of fiscal reform on efficiency, welfare and growth.

Contributors
Introduction to the Series
Editors' note
Introductionp. 1
Taxation, Economic Growth and Welfarep. 7
The excess burden of taxation in the USp. 9
An intertemporal general-equilibrium model of taxation in Italyp. 25
Crowding out in a two-country overlapping-generations modelp. 49
Cost of capital, investment location and marginal effective tax rate: methodology and applicationp. 61
Taxation and Individual Behaviourp. 81
Household saving, portfolio selection and taxation in Francep. 83
Incomes and transitions within the labour force in Hollandp. 113
Labour supply decisions and non-convex budget sets: the case of national insurance contributions in UKp. 137
Income taxation and the supply of labour in West Germanyp. 163
Fiscal Reform in Four EEC Countriesp. 183
Tax rates, progressivity and de facto fiscal indexation in ten European countriesp. 185
Tax policy at the bifurcation between equity and efficiency: lessons from the West German income tax reformp. 217
Exploring the distribution and incentive effects of tax harmonizationp. 235
The European internal market and the welfare of Italian consumersp. 251
Tax reform within the EC internal market: empirical analysis with two macroeconomic modelling approachesp. 263
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780412449901
ISBN-10: 0412449900
Series: International Studies in Economic Modelling
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 297
Published: 31st December 1992
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 1.37

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