Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82569
Authors: 
Selin, Håkan
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2009:6
Abstract: 
In recent years, the study of how individuals respond to policies that aim at promoting pension savings has emerged as a vital area of economic research. This paper adds to this literature by estimating the tax price elasticity of contributions to tax-favoured pension savings accounts on a population of self-employed individuals. I exploit a unique total data base over the Swedish population that covers the years 1999 to 2005. When using instrumental variables I obtain a tax price elasticity estimate of -0.53 and a virtual income elasticity estimate of 0.11, whereas OLS produces estimates that conflict with consumer theory.
Subjects: 
income taxation
fringe benefits
individual pension savings
self-employment
JEL: 
G23
H24
J33
J26
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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