Labor Supply and Taxation by Richard BlundellLabor Supply and Taxation by Richard Blundell

Labor Supply and Taxation

byRichard Blundell

Hardcover | April 17, 2016

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This volume presents Richard Blundell's outstanding research on the modern economic analysis of labor markets and public policy reforms. Professor Blundell's hugely influential work has enhanced greatly our understanding of how individuals' behavior on the labor market respond to taxation andsocial policy influence. Edited by IZA, this volume brings together the author's key papers, some co-authored and some unpublished, with new introductions and an epilogue. It covers some of the main research insights in the study of labor supply. The question of how individuals adapt their behaviorin response to policy changes is one of the most investigated topics in empirical labor and public economics. Do people reduce their working hours if governments decide to raise taxes? Might they even withdraw completely from the labor market? Labor supply estimations are extensively used for various policy analyses and economic research. Labor supply elasticities are key information when evaluating tax-benefit policy reforms and their effect on tax revenue, employment, and redistribution. The chapters cover empirical and theoreticaldevelopments as well as applications to tax and welfare reform, and each represents a substantive research contribution from Blundell's publications in top research outlets.
Richard Blundell holds the David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London where he was appointed Professor of Economics in 1984. Since 1986 he has also been Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), where he is also Director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. S...
Title:Labor Supply and TaxationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:488 pagesPublished:April 17, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction by the Editors: Taxation and Labor Supply - Revisiting the Contributions by Richard BlundellAndreas Peichl and Klaus F. Zimmermann: Part II: OverviewIntroduction1. Tax Policy Reform: The Role of Empirical Evidence2. Labour Supply and the Extensive MarginPart III: Concenptual Contributions to Labor Supply ModellingIntroduction3. Modelling the Joint Determination of Household Labour and Supplies and Commodity Demands4. A Life-Cycle Consistent Empirical Model of Family Labour Supply Using Cross-Section Data5. Unemployment and Female Labour Supply6. Estimating Labor Supply Responses Using Tax Reforms7. Job Changes and Hours Changes: Understanding the Path of Labour Supply AdjustmentPart IV: Policy ApplicationsIntroduction8. The Labour Market Impact of the Working Families' Tax Credit9. Work Incentives and 'In-Work' Benefit Reforms: A Review10. Evaluating the Employment Impact of a Mandatory Job Search Program11. Welfare-to-Work: Which Policies Work and Why?12. Earned Income Tax Credit Policies: Impact and Optimality13. Employment, Hours of Work and the Optimal Taxation of Low Income FamiliesPart V: Conclusions and Future Directions