Stefan Boeters

Green Tax Reform and Employment: The Interaction of Profit and Factor Taxes

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Jahrgang 60 () / Heft 2, S. 222-239 (18)

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The employment effects of an ecological tax reform depend decisively on the presence of a profit tax and on the extent to which profits are taxed. This is shown in a model where firms have monopoly power on product markets and bargain over wages with unions on the labor market. In this setting, the value of the employment-maximizing energy tax rate depends on the level of the profit tax. The question of whether there is unemployment or not turns out to be less important.

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