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Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Perspective


Assaf Razin


Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Efraim Sadka


Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

December 1996

NBER Working Paper No. w5850

Abstract:     
The extent of taxation and redistribution policy is generally determined at a political-economy equilibrium by a balance between those who gain and those who lose from a more extensive tax-transfer policy. In a stylized model of migration and human capital formation we find, somewhat against conventional wisdom, that low-skill migration may lead to a lower tax burden and less redistribution than without migration, even though the migrants (naturally) join the pro-tax cum transfer coalition.

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Razin, Assaf and Sadka, Efraim, Tax Burden and Migration: A Political Economy Perspective (December 1996). NBER Working Paper No. w5850. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=225635

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Assaf Razin (Contact Author)
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics ( email )
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Efraim Sadka
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics ( email )
P.O. Box 39040
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978
Israel
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+972 3 642 8074 (Fax)
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)
Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.CESifo.de

IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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