Labour Supply and Microsimulation: The Evaluation of Tax Policy Reform

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"This book provides a detailed introduction to behavioural tax microsimulation methods and reviews the use of such models for evaluating tax policy reforms." John Creedy and Guyonne Kalb's book will appeal to graduate students and academic researchers in the fields of labour economics and public finance. Economists in government departments who wish to use the output from microsimulation models in tax policy analysis and design will also find much to engage them within the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845428815
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/6/2006
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Continuous hours labour supply 9
3 Discrete hours labour supply 37
4 Estimation of discrete hours models 55
5 Simulation with discrete hours 77
6 Reweighting of sample surveys 89
7 Welfare changes and tax burdens 115
8 Welfare measures and labour supply 135
9 Distributional analyses in discrete models 165
10 Choice of the unit of analysis in distributional measures 189
11 Confidence intervals of simulation results 217
12 Simulating feedback effects on wages 249
App. A Newton's method 269
App. B Labour supply calibration and simulation 271
App. C The Melbourne institute tax and transfer simulator 275
App. D Welfare changes 283
App. E Labour supply derived from the quadratic utility 287
App. F Inequality and poverty measures 293
App. G Random draws from a multivariate normal distribution 297
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