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Record number 417393
Title The impact of fiscal policies on agricultural household decisions
Author(s) Glauben, T.; Herzfeld, T.; Loy, J.P.; Renner, S.; Hockmann, H.
Source Economic Modelling 29 (2012)2. - ISSN 0264-9993 - p. 166 - 177.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.09.010
Department(s) WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) developing-countries - optimal taxation - farm household - labor - efficiency - behavior - markets - models - family
Abstract This paper provides a comparative static analysis of farm household's production, consumption, and labor market decisions under alternative tax policies. We explore the implications of non-separable household decisions caused by widespread non-participation in labor, land, financial and/or food markets, as is typical of low income economies. The analytical results indicate that when labor market imperfections occur, most tax-induced responses are ambiguous, mainly due to shadow price effects. This is particularly the case for the labor market and production responses to most tax tools under study, while a decreasing demand for consumption goods appears to be the result in several cases. Furthermore, tax-induced allocation effects may differ between the non-separable and the separable model versions, indicating the potential impact of labor market constraints on farm household responses to tax policies. In particular, standard taxes as well as a land tax may imply production adjustments in the case of non-separability.
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