Bas Jacobs

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Professor of Economics and Public Finance

PO Box 1738

Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3000 DR

Netherlands

http://people.few.eur.nl/bjacobs

Tinbergen Institute

Burg. Oudlaan 50

Rotterdam, 3062 PA

Netherlands

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Fellow

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

24

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

Capital Market Failure, Adverse Selection and Equity Financing of Higher Education

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 05-037/3
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
Bas Jacobs and Sweder van Wijnbergen
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Universiteit van Amsterdam
Downloads 372 (50,290)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Human capital, capital market imperfections, credit rationing, financing risky investment, optimal education finance, graduate taxes, education subsidies

2.

Real Options and Human Capital Investment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1982
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 May 2007
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 328 (70,173)
Citation 6

Abstract:

human capital, higher education, risk, irreversible investment, real options, progressive taxation, education subsidies

3.

Analyzing a Flat Income Tax in the Netherlands

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1890, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 07-029/3
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Jan 2007
Bas Jacobs, Ruud A. De Mooij and Kees Folmer
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis
Downloads 205 (107,298)
Citation 5

Abstract:

flat tax, labour market, general equilibrium, equity, optimal taxation

Is a Minimum Wage an Appropriate Instrument for Redistribution?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4588
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Feb 2014
Aart Gerritsen and Bas Jacobs
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 133 (171,729)

Abstract:

minimum wage, optimal redistribution, unemployment, education

Is a Minimum Wage an Appropriate Instrument for Redistribution?

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 16-100/VI
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 22 Nov 2016
Aart Gerritsen and Bas Jacobs
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 17 (456,343)

Abstract:

minimum wage, optimal redistribution, unemployment, skill formation

5.

Is Prescott Right? Welfare State Policies and the Incentives to Work, Learn and Retire

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2277
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Apr 2008
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 128 (172,237)
Citation 5

Abstract:

skill formation, human capital, labor supply, retirement, tax policy, benefit systems, pension policy, welfare state

Policies to Create and Destroy Human Capital in Europe

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4680
Number of pages: 112 Posted: 11 Jan 2010
James J. Heckman and Bas Jacobs
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 94 (222,123)
Citation 2

Abstract:

family policy, (non)cognitive skills, returns to education, inequality, dynamic complementarity, training, retirement, labor supply, human capital, skill formation, training policy, active labor market policy, tax, pension, benefit systems, welfare state

Policies to Create and Destroy Human Capital in Europe

NBER Working Paper No. w15742
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
James J. Heckman and Bas Jacobs
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 29 (391,963)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Human Capital and Optimal Positive Taxation of Capital Income

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 05-035/3
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
Bas Jacobs and A. Lans Bovenberg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER)
Downloads 84 (238,979)
Citation 15

Abstract:

Human capital, labor income taxation, capital income taxation, life cycle, education subsidies

Human Capital and Optimal Positive Taxation of Capital Income

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5047
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Sep 2005
A. Lans Bovenberg and Bas Jacobs
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 23 (422,470)
Citation 15

Abstract:

Human capital, labor income taxation, capital income taxation, life cycle, education subsidies

8.

Optimal Taxation of Human Capital and the Earnings Function

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2250
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Mar 2008
Bas Jacobs and A. Lans Bovenberg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER)
Downloads 105 (193,998)
Citation 15

Abstract:

optimal linear and non-linear taxation, optimal education subsidies, human capital, earnings function

Redistribution and Education Subsidies are Siamese Twins

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 05-036/3
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
A. Lans Bovenberg and Bas Jacobs
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 70 (266,724)
Citation 55

Abstract:

Human capital, education subsidies, progressive taxation, redistribution

Redistribution and Education Subsidies are Siamese Twins

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3099
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Jan 2002
A. Lans Bovenberg and Bas Jacobs
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 32 (378,921)
Citation 55

Abstract:

Human capital, education subsidies, progressive taxation

10.

Optimal Taxation of Human Capital and Credit Constraints

Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 02-044/2
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 28 May 2002
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 96 (217,624)
Citation 6

Abstract:

optimal linear taxation, human capital, credit constraints

11.

The Marginal Cost of Public Funds is One

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3250
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Nov 2010
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 91 (210,240)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Marginal Cost of Funds, Marginal Excess Burden, Optimal Taxation, Optimal Redistribution, Optimal Provision of Public Goods, Samuelson Rule

12.

Optimal Income Taxation with Endogenous Human Capital

Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 2002-045/2
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Jan 2003
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 89 (225,362)
Citation 9

Abstract:

optimal linear taxation, labor supply, human capital accumulation

13.

Pigou Meets Mirrlees: On the Irrelevance of Tax Distortions for the Second-Best Pigouvian Tax

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3342
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Feb 2011
Bas Jacobs and Ruud A. De Mooij
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Downloads 81 (207,403)

Abstract:

marginal cost of public funds, optimal environmental taxation, optimal redistribution, externalities

14.

From Optimal Tax Theory to Applied Tax Policy

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4151
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Mar 2013
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 68 (238,717)

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Citation 17

Optimal Taxation of Risky Human Capital

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2529
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jan 2009
Bas Jacobs, Dirk Schindler and Hongyan Yang
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and University of Konstanz
Downloads 62 (285,161)
Citation 17

Abstract:

labor taxation, human capital investment, education subsidies, idiosyncratic risk, risk properties of human capital

Optimal Taxation of Risky Human Capital

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 114, Issue 3, pp. 908-931, 2012
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Aug 2012
Bas Jacobs, Dirk Schindler and Hongyan Yang
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and University of Konstanz
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Citation 17

Abstract:

Education subsidies, human‐capital investment, idiosyncratic risk, labor taxation, risk properties of human capital

16.

Optimal Redistributive Tax and Education Policies in General Equilibrium

CESifo Working Paper No. 2162
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Dec 2007
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 56 (276,950)
Citation 3

Abstract:

human capital, general equilibrium, education subsidies, optimal taxation, direct and indirect redistribution

Redistributive Politics and the Tyranny of the Middle Class

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5881
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 May 2016
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis
Downloads 35 (367,040)

Abstract:

inverse optimal-tax method, revealed social preferences, political parties, optimal taxation, income redistribution

Redistributive Politics and the Tyranny of the Middle Class

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 16-032/VI
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 29 Apr 2016
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis
Downloads 19 (445,015)

Abstract:

Inverse optimal-tax method, revealed social preferences, political parties, optimal taxation, income redistribution

Guide to Reform of Higher Education: A European Perspective

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5327
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 04 Jan 2006
Bas Jacobs and Rick van der Ploeg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and University of Oxford
Downloads 40 (348,760)
Citation 21

Abstract:

Higher education, policy reform, central planning, student loans, tuition fees, education subsidies, variety, selection, peer review, grade inflation, input funding, output funding, equity, monopoly, transparency

Guide to Reform of Higher Education: A European Perspective

Economic Policy, Vol. 21, No. 47, pp. 535-592, July 2006
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 11 Jul 2006
Bas Jacobs and Rick van der Ploeg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and University of Oxford
Downloads 14 (473,430)
Citation 21

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19.

On the Desirability of Taxing Capital Income to Reduce Moral Hazard in Social Insurance

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2806
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Oct 2009
Bas Jacobs and Dirk Schindler
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Downloads 43 (323,459)
Citation 1

Abstract:

optimal capital taxation, risk, Atkinson-Stiglitz theorem

20.

Optimal Linear Commodity Taxation Under Optimal Non-Linear Income Taxation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4142
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Mar 2013
Bas Jacobs and Robin Boadway
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Queen's University
Downloads 28 (338,751)

Abstract:

Atkinson-Stiglitz Theorem, optimal non-linear income taxation, optimal linear and non-linear indirect taxation

21.

Second-Best Income Taxation with Endogenous Human Capital and Borrowing Constraints

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4155
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Mar 2013
Bas Jacobs and Hongyan Yang
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Jacobs University Bremen
Downloads 18 (390,605)

Abstract:

labor taxation, human capital investment, credit constraints

22.

Optimal Redistribution and Monitoring of Labor Effort

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4646
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Floris T. Zoutman and Bas Jacobs
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 15 (414,587)

Abstract:

optimal non-linear taxation, monitoring, costly verification ability/effort, optimal redistribution

23.

Why is the Long-Run Tax on Capital Income Zero? Explaining the Chamley-Judd Result

Tinbergen Discussion Paper 2017-011/VI
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Jan 2017
Bas Jacobs and Alexandra Victoria Rusu
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Downloads 0 (480,537)

Abstract:

taxation of capital income, zero capital income tax, Corlett-Hague motive, Chamley-Judd result

24.

Sectoral Productivity Growth and R&D Spillovers in the Netherlands

Tilburg University, CentER Working Paper No. 1999-15
Posted: 16 Mar 2000
Bas Jacobs, Richard Nahuis and Paul J.G. Tang
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis (Deceased) and CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis

Abstract: