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Union Strategy and Optimal Income Taxation

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Restrictions on work hours are more important in countries with a large welfare state. We show that this empirical observation is consistent with the strategic effects of such restrictions in a welfare state in the context of optimal direct taxation in the tradition of Mirrlees (1971). Our results also apply to non-welfarist states which have income redistribution, but not in purely extortionary states.

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Sebastian G. Kessing, Kai A. Konrad

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21321

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