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Autoren: 
de Pinto, Marco
Datum: 
2012
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
FIW Working Paper No. 92
Zusammenfassung: 
Trade liberalization is no Pareto-improvement - there are winners (high-skilled) and losers (low-skilled). To compensate the losers the government is assumed to introduce unemployment benefits (UB). These benefits are financed by either a wage tax, a payroll tax, or a profit tax. Using a Melitz-type model of international trade with unionized labor markets and heterogeneous workers we show that: (i) there is a threshold level of UB where all trade gains are destroyed, (ii) this threshold differs between different kind of taxes, (iii) there is a clearcut ranking in terms of welfare for the chosen funding of the UB: 1. wage tax, 2. profit tax, 3. Payroll tax.
Schlagwörter: 
trade liberalization
heterogeneous firms
trade unions
skillspecific unemployment
unemployment benefits
taxes
JEL: 
F1
F16
H2
Dokumentart: 
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