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Title:A General Equilibrium Model for the Incidence of the Payroll Tax
Author(s):Gelli, Mario Felipe Da Fonseca
Department / Program:Economics
Discipline:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Economics, Finance
Abstract:A static, general equilibrium model of the U.S. economy with a number of consumer groups and industrial sectors is built to analyze the incidence of the payroll tax. A proof of the existence of a competitive equilibrium in an economy with a social security agency which acts independently of the government is provided. Besides the payroll tax, three more fiscal instruments are introduced in the model: income taxes, capital taxes, and output taxes. Moreover, labor-leisure decisions are explicitly incorporated. A computer algorithm is used to obtain numerical solutions for the model, and a comparative statics analysis is performed to assess the impact on the economy of changes in the payroll tax structure.
Issue Date:1981
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:117 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/67678
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8114426
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-14
Date Deposited:1981


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