Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The impact of employment tax cuts on unemployment and wages : the role of unemployment benefits and tax structure

Pissarides, Christopher (1997) The impact of employment tax cuts on unemployment and wages : the role of unemployment benefits and tax structure. CEP discussion paper; CEPDP0361, 361. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (106Kb) | Preview

Abstract

I model and simulate the effects of employment tax cuts on unemployment and wages in four equilibrium models: competitive, union bargaining, search and efficiency wages. I find that if the ratio of unemployment compensation to wages is fixed, the effect of the tax cut is mainly on wages. But if income out of work is fixed in real terms, there are substantial employment effects. When wages are determined by bargaining, revenue-neutral reforms that make the tax more progressive also reduce unemployment. Thus, policy towards unemployment compensation and tax structure are key influences on the effect of taxes on unemployment.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1997 Christopher Pissarides
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Economics
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 361
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2332/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics