Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153608
Authors: 
Trabandt, Mathias
Uhlig, Harald
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1174
Abstract: 
We characterize the Laffer curves for labor taxation and capital income taxation quantitatively for the US, the EU-14 and individual European countries by comparing the balanced growth paths of a neoclassical growth model featuring ”constant Frisch elasticity” (CFE) preferences. We derive properties of CFE preferences. We provide new tax rate data. For benchmark parameters, we find that the US can increase tax revenues by 30% by raising labor taxes and 6% by raising capital income taxes. For the EU-14 we obtain 8% and 1%. Denmark and Sweden are on the wrong side of the Laffer curve for capital income taxation.
Subjects: 
dynamic scoring
incentives
Laffer curve
US and EU-14 economy
JEL: 
E0
E60
H0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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