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IZA Workshop: The Economics of Labor Income Taxation

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (University of Paris 1), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA), Guy Laroque (CREST-INSEE), Etienne Lehmann (CREST-INSEE), Stephane Gauthier (CREST-INSEE)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:September 12, 2008 - September 13, 2008

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)



+++ 40 minutes presentation +++ 10 minutes discussion +++ 10 minutes floor discussion +++

Friday, September 12:

09:00 - 09:05   Welcome to IZA by Daniel Hamermesh (Director of Research -- IZA and University of Texas at Austin)
09:05 - 09:15   Welcome Address by Pierre Cahuc (University of Paris 1 and IZA)
09:14       Session 1: Taxation and Education
09:15 - 10:15   Pierre Pestieau (Université de Liège, CREPP), Helmuth Cremer (University of Toulouse 1), Maria Racionero (Australian National University)
  "Unequal Wages for Equal Utilities"
  Discussant: Stephane Gauthier (CREST-INSEE)
10:15 - 11:15   Panu Poutvaara (University of Helsinki)
  "The Expansion of Higher Education and Time-Consistent Taxation"
  Discussant: Graziella Bertocchi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
11:15 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:29       Session 2: Taxation and Heterogeneity
11:30 - 12:30   Helmuth Cremer (University of Toulouse I), Firouz Gahvari (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jean-Marie Lozachmeur (CREMAQ - University of Toulouse)
  "Tagging and Income Taxation: Theory and an Application"
  Discussant: Ray Rees (University of Munich)
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   Graziella Bertocchi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
  "The Enfranchisement of Women and the Welfare State"
  Discussant: Pierre Cahuc (University of Paris 1)
14:59       Session 3: Taxation and Household
15:00 - 16:00   Ray Rees (University of Munich), Patricia Apps (University of Sydney and IZA), Ngo Van Long (McGill University)
  "Optimal Piecewise Linear Income Taxation"
  Discussant: Efraim Sadka (Tel Aviv University)
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30   Martin F. Hellwig (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
  "Optimal Income Taxation, Public Goods Provision and Public Sector Pricing: A Contribution to the Foundations of Public Economics"
  Discussant: Pierre Pestieau (Université de Liège, CREPP)
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, September 13:

09:00       Session 4: Taxation and Labor Supply
09:00 - 10:00   Katie Fitzpatrick (Syracuse University), Jeffrey P. Thompson (Syracuse University)
  "The Interaction of Metropolitan Area Costs and the Federal EITC: One Size Fits All?"
  Discussant: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
10:00 - 11:00   Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University), Elena Stancanelli (CNRS, Thema, University of Cergy Pontoise)
  "Taxation, Household Chores and Spouses' Market Labour Supply: A Discrete Choice Model for French Couples"
  Discussant: Katie Fitzpatrick (Syracuse University)
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30       Session 5: Taxation and Labor Market Imperfections
11:30 - 12:30   Efraim Sadka (Tel Aviv University), Tomer Blumkin (Ben-Gurion University), Yoram Margalioth (Tel Aviv University)
  "Incorporating Affirmative Action into the Welfare State"
  Discussant: Panu Poutvaara (University of Helsinki)
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   Etienne Lehmann (CREST-INSEE), Alexis Parmentier (EPEE - TEPP University of Evry), Bruno Van der Linden (Catholic University of Louvain and IZA)
  "Optimal income taxation with endogenous participation and search unemployment"
  Discussant: Helmuth Cremer (University of Toulouse I)
15:00       Session 6: Taxation and Dynamics
15:00 - 16:00   Wolfram F. Richter (University of Dortmund)
  "Efficient Tax Policy Ranks Education Higher Than Saving"
  Discussant: Etienne Lehmann (CREST-INSEE)
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30   Victoria L. Prowse (University of Oxford), Peter Haan (DIW Berlin), Arne Uhlendorff (IZA)
  "Employment Effects of Welfare Reforms - Evidence from a dynamic structural Life-Cycle Model"
  Discussant: Guy Laroque (CREST-INSEE)

List of Participants

Patricia Apps (University of Sydney)
Graziella Bertocchi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Pierre Cahuc (University of Paris 1)
Helmuth Cremer (University of Toulouse 1)
Katie Fitzpatrick (Syracuse University)
Stephane Gauthier (CREST-INSEE)
Martin Hellwig (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
Guy Laroque (CREST-INSEE)
Etienne Lehmann (CREST-INSEE)
Pierre Pestieau (Université de Liège)
Panu Poutvaara (University of Helsinki)
Victoria Prowse (University of Oxford)
Ray Rees (University of Munich)
Wolfram Richter (University of Dortmund)
Efraim Sadka (Tel Aviv University)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University)