Tax disturbances and real economic activity in the postwar United States 公开 Deposited

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  • 506
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  • This paper investigates the macroeconomic effects of cyclical fluctuations in marginal tax rates. It finds that systematically including tax variables in a standard real business cycle model substantially improves the model's ability to reproduce basic facts about postwar U.S. business cycle fluctuations. In particular, modeling fluctuations in personal and corporate income tax rates increases the model's predicted relative variability of hours and decreases its predicted correlation between hours and average productivity. Fluctuations in tax rates produce large substitution effects that alter the leisure/labor supply decision.
贡献者 Date created
  • 1992-11
Date modified
  • 03/20/2018
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  • Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Division.
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