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Title:Tax Progressivity and the Trade Union's Fallback-Option PDF Logo
Authors:Boeters, Stefan
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 02-15
Abstract:When we analyse the labour market consequences of labour tax reforms in a model of firm-union wage bargaining, minor changes in the formulation of the union`s fallback option can have drastic effects. This paper compares two variants of the model in which either workers have no reemployment opportunity or the probality of employment in another sector is determined by the overall unemployment rate. It is argued both on analytical and numerical grounds that the second alternative is the only plausible one. This conclusion is confirmed by an explicit integration of workers´inter-sectoral mobility into the model.
Subjects:labour taxation
tax progression
tax reform
trade unions
unemployment
labour mobility
JEL:H20
J51
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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