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Labor Supply and Taxation

Richard Blundell, Andreas Peichl, and Klaus F. Zimmermann


This volume presents research on the modern economic analysis of labour markets and public policy reforms. Such research has enhanced greatly our understanding of how individuals’ behaviour on the labour market respond to taxation and social policy influence. This book brings together key work. It covers some of the main research insights in the study of labour supply. The question of how individuals adapt their behaviour in response to policy changes is one of the most investigated topics in empirical labour and public economics. Do people reduce their working hours if governments decide to r ... More

Keywords: labour markets, public policy reforms, taxation, social policy, labour supply, policy changes, labour market, employment, welfare reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749806
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Blundell, author
Ricardo Professor of Economics, University College London; Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Andreas Peichl, editor
Professor of Public Economic, University of Mannheim; Head of the research group 'International Distribution and Redistribution', Centre for European Economic Research

Klaus F. Zimmermann, editor
Professor of Economics, University of Bonn; Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn)

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Part I

Introduction by the Editors

Andreas Peichl and Klaus F. Zimmermann

1 Tax Policy Reform

Steven Suskin

2 Labour Supply and the Extensive Margin

Richard Blundell, Antoine Bozio and Guy Laroque

5 Unemployment and Female Labor Supply

Richard Blundell, John Ham and Costas Meghir

6 Estimating Labor Supply Responses Using Tax Reforms

Richard Blundell, Alan Duncan and Costas Meghir

7 Job Changes and Hours Changes

Richard Blundell, Mike Brewer and Marco Francesconi

8 The Labor Market Impact of the Working Families’ Tax Credit

Richard Blundell, Alan Duncan, Julian McCrae and Costas Meghir

9 Work Incentives and ‘In‐Work’ Benefit Reforms

Richard Blundell, Mike Brewer, and Marco Francesconi

10 Evaluating the Employment Impact of a Mandatory Job Search Program

Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir and John Van Reenen

11 Welfare‐to‐Work

Richard Blundell

Part V