Searching for the Virtues of the European Model

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Gilles Saint-Paul

University of Toulouse I - GREMAQ-IDEI; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: April 1994

Abstract

The distributional effects of the minimum wage are analyzed in a model where skilled and unskilled labor enter the production function. It is argued that distributional goals are best achieved by letting the labor market clear and achieving redistribution through taxes and transfers.

JEL Classification: E61, J68

Suggested Citation

Saint-Paul, Gilles, Searching for the Virtues of the European Model (April 1994). IMF Working Paper No. 94/46. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=883507

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