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Working paper

Labour Supply Incentives in Alternative Tax and Transfer Schemes: A Diagrammatic Introduction (WP 03/08)

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Sunday, 1 June 2003
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H31 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Household
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The aim of this paper is to illustrate some of the complexities involved in modelling the incentive effects of taxes and transfers, using only basic diagrammatic methods.


I am grateful to Nilss Olekalns, Guyonne Kalb, Veronica Jacobsen and Nathan McClellan for helpful comments on earlier drafts.


The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The paper is presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2007