University College London, and Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University College London and Research Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies, UK
Microeconometrics, labor economics, consumer behavior, public economics
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How responsive is the labor market to tax policy?
When applied to the most responsive segments of the labor market, tax policy can increase lifetime earnings and employmentRichard Blundell, May 2014With aging populations and increased demands on government revenue, countries need to boost employment and earnings. Tax policy should focus on labor market entry and retirement. Those are the points where labor supply is most responsive to tax incentives, which can enhance the flow into work of people leaving school and women with young children and can prolong employment among older workers. Human capital policy has a complementary role in improving the payoff to work and ensuring that earnings hold up longer over a lifetime.MoreLess