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Blumkin, Tomer

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Works: 57 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 614 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC10, 330
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Most widely held works by Tomer Blumkin
Estate taxation by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we examine the properties of the optimal linearestate tax in the presence of a complete set of tax instrumentsavailable to the social planner. We allow for both types of bequestmotives, namely altruistic and accidental. We examine the casefor estate taxation which seems to be the strongest (but notimpeccable) with accidental bequests. In general, the estate tax ishighly sensitive to the relative importance of the two bequestmotives
Are Income and Consumption Taxes Ever Really Equivalent? Evidence from a Real-Effort Experiment with Real Goods by Tomer Blumkin( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public finance literature demonstrates the equivalence between consumption and labor-income (wage) taxes. We introduce an experimental paradigm in which individuals make real labor-leisure choices and spend their earned income on real goods. We use this paradigm to test whether a labor-income tax and an equivalent consumption tax lead to identical labor-leisure allocations. Despite controlling for subjects work ability and inherent labor-leisure preferences and disallowing saving, subjects reduce their labor supply significantly more in response to an income tax than to an equivalent consumption tax. We discuss the economic implications of a policy shift to a consumption tax
Efficient unemployment insurance time path by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Desirability of Workfare as a Welfare Ordeal - Revisited by Tomer Blumkin( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we challenge the conventional wisdom that using workfare as a supplementary screening device to means-testing is socially undesirable when the government objective is welfarist, namely, to ensure that all members of society will attain some minimal level of utility. Our argument suggests that when misreporting of income by welfare claimants is sufficiently manifest, introducing work requirements for welfare eligibility economizes on government expenditure and is socially desirable
Trancparency gloves for grabbing hands? : Politics and (mis)governance by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minimum wage with optimal income taxation by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minimum wage legislation is a standard policy tool in most countries. However, the overall merits of minimum wage are controversial due to its potential adverse effects on unemployment. In this paper we construct a simple model in which minimum wage plays an important re-distributive role, alongside income taxation, without generating adverse effects on unemployment
Labor migration and the case for flat tax by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we employ a tax-competition model to demonstrate that in the presence of migration the re-distributive advantage of a non-linear income tax system over a linear (flat) one is significantly mitigated relative to the autarky (no-migration) equilibrium. When migration threats are sufficiently strong, a coordinated shift from a non-linear (prima-facie superior) system to a flat (inferior) regime is not too welfare-costly, even when the extent of re-distribution is significant. Therefore, such a shift may be warranted on administrative grounds. We also show, as expected, that migration reduces the extent of redistribution
On vertically challenged and horizontal equity & by Tomer Blumkin( )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxing children : the re-distributive role of child benefits - revisited by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper, we challenge the conventional wisdom that due to the negative correlation between family size and earning ability, family size can be used as a 'tagging' device, and calls for subsidizing children (via child allowances) to enhance egalitarian objectives. We show that the case for subsidizing children crucially hinges on child allowances being provided on a universal basis. Notably, when child benefits are means-tested, taxing children at the margin (namely, setting the total benefits to decline with the number of children) is socially optimal
Incorporating affirmative action into the welfare state by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper, we discuss a novel aspect of affirmative action policy. We examine its redistributive role, asking whether in an egalitarian society, supplementing the tax-transfer system with an affirmative action policy would enhance social welfare
The role of stigma in the design of welfare programs by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We consider the notion of welfare stigma à la Besley and Coate (1992b). This stigma is attributed to welfare claimants by society when they are perceived as undeserving in the sense that they falsely claim to be eligible for welfare benefits. However, due to imperfect information, this stigma may be extended, with some probability, to all welfare claimants. We examine the implications of this kind of stigma for the design of welfare programs
International tax competition zero tax rate at the top re-established by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we extend the zero tax at the top result obtained in the closed economy case with bounded skill distributions for the case of unbounded skill distributions in the presence of international labor mobility and tax competition. We show that in the equilibrium for the tax competition game the optimal marginal income tax rate converges to zero as the income level tends to infinity. We further show in simulations that the zero marginal tax result is not a local property: over a large range at the higher end of the income distribution, the optimal tax is approximately given by a lump-sum tax set at its Laffer rate. We further show that the range in which the optimal marginal tax is approximately set to zero is widening as migration costs decrease
On the desirability of taxing charitable contributions by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop a model that allows for public goods and status signaling through charitable contributions. This model provides a unified framework in which contributions are driven both by altruism and status signaling. We use this setup to re-examine the conventional practice of rendering a favorable tax treatment to charitable contributions
Ideological polarization, sticky information, and policy reforms by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Case for taxing education by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Israeli Tax system :( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case of taxing education by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal wage redistribution in the presence of adverse selection in the labor market by Spencer Bastani( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we allude to a novel role played by the non-linear income tax system in the presence of adverse selection in the labor market due to asymmetric information between workers and firms. We show that an appropriate choice of the tax schedule enables the government to affect the wage distribution by controlling the transmission of information in the labor market. This represents an additional channel through which the government can foster the pursuit of its redistributive goals
The signaling role of corporate social responsibility by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We examine the role of CSR as a mechanism for private provision of public goods. We argue that corporations are using CSR to signal high product quality and demonstrate that signaling gives rise to an excessive level of contributions that offsets the positive externality, which causes the under-provision of public goods. We analyze the tax policy implications of such assertion. Accounting for this offset would call for a decrease in (and potentially elimination of) the subsidy offered to corporations engaged in CSR activities
Deserving poor and the desirability of minimum wage rules by Tomer Blumkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we provide a novel justification for the use of minimum wage rules to supplement the optimal tax-and-transfer system. We demonstrate that if labor supply decisions are concentrated along the intensive margin and employment is efficiently rationed, a minimum wage rule can be socially beneficial by serving as a tagging device that targets benefits to the deserving poor, defined as low-skilled workers exhibiting a weak taste for leisure
 
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Alternative Names
Blumkin, Tomer

Blûmqîn, Tômer

בלומקין, תומר

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English (97)

German (1)