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
IMF Working Paper No. 00/164
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
Date posted: February 2, 2006
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