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The Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies on Employment and Unemployment in OECD Countries


Richard F. Disney


University of Nottingham; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Axia Economics

October 2000

IMF Working Paper No. 00/164

Abstract:     
The paper provides a selective survey of methods and findings concerning the impact of tax and welfare policies on employment unemployment and economic growth in OECD countries. The paper examines a number of facets of tax and welfare policy and concludes that cross-country macroeconomic studies shed only limited light on the issue. Analyses of household behavior using microeconometric methods are much more fruitful but the question remains of how to aggregate these results to assess the overall impact of policy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 43

Keywords: Taxes welfare spending tax structure microeconometrics

JEL Classification: H2 H3 J3

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Date posted: February 2, 2006  

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Disney, Richard F., The Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies on Employment and Unemployment in OECD Countries (October 2000). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-43, 2000. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=880185

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