Alonso Ortiz, Jorge and Rogerson, Richard (2009): Tax and Transfer Programs in an Incomplete Markets Model.
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We assess the consequences of increases in the scale of tax and transfer programs in the context of a model with idiosyncratic productivity shocks and incomplete markets. We contrast the outcomes for both hours worked and welfare relative to the results obtained in a stand-in household model, featuring no idiosyncratic shocks and complete markets. Our main finding is that the impact on hours remains very large, but the welfare consequences are very different. The analysis also suggests that tax and transfer policies may have large effects on average labor productivity via selection effects on employment.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Tax and Transfer Programs in an Incomplete Markets Model|
|Keywords:||Heterogeneous agents, idiosyncratic labor income risk, employment|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E24 - Employment ; Unemployment ; Wages ; Intergenerational Income Distribution ; Aggregate Human Capital ; Aggregate Labor Productivity
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E21 - Consumption ; Saving ; Wealth
|Depositing User:||Dr. Jorge Alonso Ortiz|
|Date Deposited:||10. Nov 2009 00:08|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 10:55|
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