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dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez-i-Puigarnau, Evaen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Ommeren, Josen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:06:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:06:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36111-
dc.description.abstractA new paradigm for transport economists has been established: revenues of a welfare-maximising road tax should be employed to reduce the level of a distortionary income tax. An essential modelling assumption to reach this conclusion is that the number of workdays is optimally chosen, whereas daily workhours are fixed, implying that given a road tax, workers may only reduce their commuting costs by reducing total labour supply. However, a labour supply model which also allows for optimally chosen daily hours implies that commuting costs increase daily hours, whereas the effect on total labour supply is ambiguous. This paper addresses this issue empirically by analysing the relationship between labour supply patterns and commuting distance using the socio-economic panel data for Germany between 1997 and 2007. Endogeneity of commuting distance is accounted for by using employer-induced changes in commuting distance. In line with the theoretical model developed, we find that commuting distance has a positive effect on daily hours. Our analysis does not find a negative effect of commuting distance on total labour supply, suggesting that a reduction in the income tax, as advocated in the literature, may not be necessary.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4798en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelR41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCommuting costen_US
dc.subject.keywordcongestion taxen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour supplyen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwOptimale Besteuerungen_US
dc.subject.stwStraßenbenutzungsgebühren_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwBottlenecken_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Kostenen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleLabour supply and commutingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn621208264en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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