Workshop in Public Economics

Uppsala, June 4-8, 2012

The Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies (UCFS) at the Department of Economics at Uppsala University biennially organizes a workshop in public economics for Ph D students in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum in which papers can be presented and discussed by fellow students and senior researchers. The theme for the 2012 workshop is Household Labor Supply and Taxation. We are proud to welcome Hilary Hoynes, professor at the University of California, Davis, and Ray Rees, professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München as lecturers.

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Papers

Optimal income taxation and government preferences for redistribution in Finland
Olli Kärkkäinen

Monitoring and fiscal adjustment: The Norwegian list of shame
Arnt Ove Hopland

Inheritance as a Disincentive to Labor Effort
Erlend E. Bø, Elin Halvorsen and Thor O. Thoresen

The Elasticity of Taxable Income and the Anatomy of Behavioral Response: Evidence from Changes in Regional Flat Tax Rates in Finland
Tuomas Matikka

How financial incentives induce disability insurance recipients to return to work
Andreas Ravndal Kostøl and Magne Mogstad

Gender-Based and Couple-Based Taxation
Spencer Bastani

The effect of welfare-to-work programs on crime: Evidence from a natural experiment
Anna Persson

Kindergarten for all: Long run effects of a universal intervention
Nina Drange, Tarjei Havnes and Astrid M. J. Sandsør

Nuclear Power Facilities as Quasi-Experiments: Triggers for Local Economic Growth in Rural Japan?
Michihito Ando

How Important is Intertemporal Shifting of Wage Income?
Claus Thustrup Kreiner, Søren Leth-Petersen and Peer Ebbesen Skov

Income Responses to Tax Changes. Reconciling Results of Quasi- Experimental Evaluation and Structural Labor Supply Model Simulation
Thor O. Thoresen and Trine E. Vattø

Hilary Hoynes
Lecture 1: Empirical Taxes and Labor Supply, An Overview
LECTURE 2: REDISTRIBUTING INCOME THROUGH THE TAX SYSTEM
LECTURE 3: REDISTRIBUTING INCOME THROUGH THE TRANSFER SYSTEM
Reading list

Ray Rees
Household Labour Supply and Taxation: Lecture 1: Household Models and Classical Optimal Tax Results
Household Labour Supply and Taxation: Lecture 2: Optimal Nonlinear Taxation

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Preliminary schedule for Workshop in Public Economics

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