Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Tax reform, wages, and employment: Evidence from Ohio

Kakpo, Eliakim (2018): Tax reform, wages, and employment: Evidence from Ohio.

[thumbnail of MPRA_paper_94877.pdf] PDF

Download (355kB)


This paper evaluates the incidence of a natural experiment entailed by the 2005 Ohio tax reform. The policy reduced the corporate and personal income taxes over the period 2006-2010. I observe several cross-sections of the Current Population Survey and compare individuals in Ohio to similar individuals in Pennsylvania. Using a triple difference identification approach, I conclude that the reform significantly boosted labor force participation for women, specifically those with 5-year-old children and increased reported self-employment taxable earnings. However, it does not seem to have had a positive impact on corporate wages in the short-run.

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact us: mpra@ub.uni-muenchen.de

This repository has been built using EPrints software.

MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by Logo of the University Library LMU Munich.