Payroll taxes, capital grants and Irish unemployment

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Title: Payroll taxes, capital grants and Irish unemployment
Authors: Barry, Frank
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Date: Jul-1989
Abstract: This paper explores the role of factor prices in macroeconomic models which embody the frequently-encountered Classical, Keynesian, and Structuralist perspectives on the caused of Irish unemployment. It is argued that within each framework a strong case can be made for at least partial repleacement of the current IDA capital-grants scheme by a policy of payroll-tax reductions for newly-created jobs. Various objections to this type of proposal have been raised in the literature, and these are dealt with here on a point-by-point basis. A range of estimates is given for the likely employment effects and exchequer costs of the proposed policy.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Policy Paper Series; PP89/4
Subject LCSH: Unemployment--Ireland
Employment (Economic theory)
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper presented at the 1989 Annual Conference of the Irish Economic Association
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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