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Blumkin, Tomer

Overview
Works: 54 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 485 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC10, 330
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Most widely held works by Tomer Blumkin
Are Income and Consumption Taxes ever really Equivalent? Evidence from a Real-Effort Experiment with Real Goods by Tomer Blumkin( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 64 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
Minimum wage with optimal income taxation by Tomer Blumkin( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Role of Stigma in the Design of Welfare Programs by Tomer Blumkin( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 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
Incorporating Affirmative Action into the Welfare State by Tomer Blumkin( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the Desirability of Taxing Charitable Contributions by Tomer Blumkin( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 44 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
A case for taxing education by Tomer Blumkin( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Efficient unemployment insurance time path by Tomer Blumkin( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estate taxation by Tomer Blumkin( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 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 17 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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 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. -- child allowance ; re-distribution ; means-testing ; universal ; tagging ; optimal taxation
Labor migration and the case for flat tax by Tomer Blumkin( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 11 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. -- flat tax ; re-distribution ; migration ; tax-competition
Ideological polarization, sticky information, and policy reforms by Tomer Blumkin( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International tax competition zero tax rate at the top re-established by Tomer Blumkin( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 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. -- tax competition ; migration ; zero marginal tax at the top
The Israeli Tax system : ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deserving poor and the desirability of minimum wage rules by Tomer Blumkin( )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 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
A case of taxing education by Tomer Blumḳin( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On vertically challenged and horizontal equity - reassessing anti-discrimination Rules by Tomer Blumkin( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Optimal wage redistribution in the presence of adverse selection in the labor market by Spencer Bastani( )
2 editions published in 2014 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
 
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Alternative Names
Blumkin, Tomer
Blûmqîn, Tômer
Languages
English (73)
German (2)