Too Old To Work, Too Young To Retire?

in collaboration with Guido Schwerdt ([email protected]), Rudolf Winter Ebmer ([email protected]) and Josef Zweimuller ([email protected]) French President Nicolas Sarkozy had to strike a special deal with the train drivers in order to alleviate recent strikes by French rail workers protesting against increasing their minimum retirement age. Similar debates arose in Italy when the former government wanted […]

Gender Based Taxation and the Division of Family Chores

with Alberto Alesina and Loukas Karabarbounis* Since women have a more elastic labour supply than men their labour income should be taxed less. This is a well known implication of the Ramsey principle of optimal taxation that any first year graduate student of public finance would know. We recently brought this idea to the attention […]

Too Old To Work, Too Young To Retire?

in collaboration with Guido Schwerdt ([email protected]), Rudolf Winter Ebmer ([email protected]) and Josef Zweimuller ([email protected]) French President Nicolas Sarkozy had to strike a special deal with the train drivers in order to alleviate recent strikes by French rail workers protesting against increasing their minimum retirement age. Similar debates arose in Italy when the former government wanted […]