Applied General Equilibrium Modelling by F. W. Rutten (auth.), Henk Don, Theo van de Klundert, Jarig

By F. W. Rutten (auth.), Henk Don, Theo van de Klundert, Jarig van Sinderen (eds.)

Over the decade or so, utilized normal equilibrium types have speedily turn into an immense software for coverage suggestion on matters relating to allocation and potency, so much significantly taxes and price lists. This displays the ability of the final equilibrium method of allocative questions and the aptitude of modern day utilized versions to return up with reasonable solutions. even if, it certainly not means that the theoretical, useful and empirical difficulties confronted by way of researchers in utilized modelling have all been solved in a passable method. really, a promising box of analysis has been unfolded, inviting theorists and practitioners to extra discover and make the most its power. The state-of-the-art in utilized common equilibrium modelling is mirrored during this quantity. The introductory bankruptcy (Part I) evaluates using fiscal modelling to handle coverage questions, and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of utilized basic equilibrium types. 3 considerable matters are handled in Chapters 2-8: Tax Reform and Capital (Part II), Intertemporal features and expectancies (Part III), and Taxes and the Labour industry (Part IV). whereas all elements include effects appropriate for financial coverage, it truly is transparent that idea and functions for those parts are in several phases of improvement. we are hoping that this publication will convey thought, perception and knowledge to researchers, scholars and coverage advisors.

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4 Hamilton and Whalley (1985), Jorgenson and Yun (1986), and Fullerton and Henderson (1989) used models with perfect intersect oral capital mobility to examine the welfare gains from reducing inlersectoral differences in effective tax rates on capital income. 50 A. L. BOVENBERG AND L. H. GOULDER general equilibrium models have dealt exclusively with closed economies. Nevertheless, a few dynamic applied general equilibrium models of open economies have been developed. Goulder, Shoven, and Whalley (1983) found that the specification of international capital mobility strongly affects the national welfare effects of introducing a consumption tax to replace the income tax.

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However, the inadequacy of the tax system to deal with inflation is the • Research Department, Central Bureau of Statistics, Norway. I have benefited greatly from detailed comments from Don Fullerton, A. Lans Bovenberg and an anonymous referee. C. 20431. OFFERDAL feature that has generated most concern. Depreciation allowances are based on historical asset acquisition costs, and these allowances will therefore decline in real value with a general increase in the price level. In itself this will increase the marginal tax burden, and more so for long-lived assets (structures) than for short-lived ones (machinery and equipment).

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