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Replication data for: Demographics and the Politics of Capital Taxation in a Life-Cycle Economy

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V0
Resource Type
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Creator
  • Mateos-Planas, Xavier
Publication Date
2010-03-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This article studies the effects of demographics on the mix of tax rates on labor and capital. It uses a quantitative general-equilibrium, overlapping-generations model where tax rates are voted without past commitments in every period and characterized as a Markov equilibrium. In the United States, the younger voting-age population in 1990 compared to 1965 accounts for the observed decline in the relative capital tax rate between those two years. A younger population raises the net return to capital, leads voters to increase their savings, and results in a preference for lower taxes on capital. Conversely, aging might increase capital taxation. (JEL E13, H24, H25, J11)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.100.1.337 (Text)
Publications
  • Mateos-Planas, Xavier. “Demographics and the Politics of Capital Taxation in a Life-Cycle Economy.” American Economic Review 100, no. 1 (March 2010): 337–63. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.100.1.337.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.100.1.337 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Mateos-Planas, Xavier (2010): Replication data for: Demographics and the Politics of Capital Taxation in a Life-Cycle Economy. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112328