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Replication data for: Technical Change, Wage Inequality, and Taxes

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ales, Laurence
  • Kurnaz, Musab
  • Sleet, Christopher
Publication Date
2015-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper considers the normative implications of technical change for tax policy design. A task-to-talent assignment model of the labor market is embedded into an optimal tax problem. Technical change modifies equilibrium wage growth across talents and the substitutability of talents across tasks. The overall optimal policy response is to reduce marginal income taxes on low to middle incomes, while raising those on middle to high incomes. The reform favors those in the middle of the income distribution, reducing their average taxes while lowering transfers to those at the bottom. (JEL D31, H21, H23, H24, J31, O33)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20140466 (Text)
Publications
  • Ales, Laurence, Musab Kurnaz, and Christopher Sleet. “Technical Change, Wage Inequality, and Taxes.” American Economic Review 105, no. 10 (October 2015): 3061–3101. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20140466.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20140466 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Ales, Laurence; Kurnaz, Musab; Sleet, Christopher (2015): Replication data for: Technical Change, Wage Inequality, and Taxes. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112986