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The Welfare State in a Complex World Taxes and Benefits in a Diverse Society

Objective

Empirical studies of labour supply at the microeconomic level describe a diverse society with heterogeneous agents and stress the importance of the participation decision, to work or not to work. The aim of this project is to improve our knowledge of the properties of the optimal tax and benefit systems in the extensive model in the presence of heterogeneity.
The proposal has a theoretical part and an empirical part. The theoretical part deals with four applications of the extensive model: (1) family benefits and the interaction between household transfers and income taxes; (2) fraud and tax evasion; (3) indirect taxes; (4) dynamic aspects, such as capital taxation and the life-cycle. The empirical part is based on microeconomic data sets. It is made of three different projects: (1) how much of the difference in the number of hours worked in France, the UK and the USA can be assigned to differences in the tax and benefit structure of these countries?; (2) the role of taxes and benefits in the participation decisions of United Kingdom couples, 1979-2008; (3) pensions, savings, and the decision to retire in the United Kingdom.
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Principal Investigator

Guy Laroque (Mr.)

Host institution

Institute for Fiscal Studies

Address

Ridgmount Street 7
Wc1e7ae London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 2 446 857

Principal Investigator

Guy Laroque (Mr.)

Administrative Contact

Elizabeth Ollard (Ms.)

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Institute for Fiscal Studies

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 446 857

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269440

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2011

  • End date

    31 March 2017

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 446 857

  • EU contribution

    € 2 446 857

Hosted by:

Institute for Fiscal Studies

United Kingdom

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