Estimating labour supply elasticities based oncross-country micro data: A bridge between micro andmacro estimates?
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
We utilise repeated cross sections of micro data from several countries, available from the Luxembourg
Income Study, LIS, to estimate labour supply elasticities, both at the intensive and extensive
margin. The benefit of the data is that it spans over four decades and includes a large number of
tax reform episodes, with tax rate variation arising both from cross-sectional and country-level differences.
Using these data, we investigate whether micro and macro estimates differ in a systematic
way. The results do not provide clear support to the view that elasticities at the macro level would
be higher than corresponding micro elasticities
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Economics , 2013. , 35 p.
Working paper / Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies, Uppsala University, 2013:1
Labour supply, earnings, taxation, cross-country comparisons
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-192288OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-192288DiVA: diva2:589275