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  • 1.
    Agell, Jonas
    et al.
    Department of Economics, Uppsala University.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Asset Markets, Tax Arbitrage, and the Redistributive Properties of Progressive Income Taxation1988Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    It is commonly believed that tax arbitrage is anti-egalitarian. The present paper shows that this is not necessarily true; tax arbitrage might actually reduce inequality as well as increase efficiency. It is also shown that the introduction of tax arbitrage will linearize the tax system. Thus complicated, non-linear tax scedules in the spirit of Mirrlees (1971) cannot be sustained.

  • 2.
    Agell, Jonas
    et al.
    Department of Economics, Uppsala University.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Does Debt Management Matter?1989Report (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Agell, Jonas
    et al.
    Department of Economics, Uppsala University.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Tax Arbitrage and Labor Supply1998Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We examine how tax avoidance in the form of trade in well-functioning asset markets affects the basic labor supply model. We show that tax arbitrage has potentially dramatic implications for positive, normative and econometric analysis of how taxes affect work incentives.

  • 4.
    Bengtsson, Claes
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Willenhag, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Gender and Overconfidence2004Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Do males differ from females in terms of self-confidence? The structure of the Economics I exam at Stockholm University provides an opportunity to shed some light in this question. By answering an extra, optional question, the students can aim for a higher mark. We find a clear gender difference in that male students are inclined than female students to take this opportunity. This difference in self-assessment is more pronounced among younger than among older students.

  • 5.
    Boschini, Anne
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Muren, Astri
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Palme, Mårten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Vetenskapliga sanningar och feministiska myter2011In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 39, p. 5-13Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I en nyligen publicerad bok presenterar och avfärdar samhällsdebattören Pär Ström vad han betraktar som sex olika "feministiska myter". I denna artikel granskas framställningen. Vi finner att den på en rad punkter vilar på en mycket svag empirisk grund. Pär Ström använder sig av statistik och citat på ett selektivt vis och verkligheten är mer komplicerad än vad han vill ge sken av.

  • 6.
    Boschini, Anne
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Muren, Astri
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Constructing Gender Differences in the Economics Lab2012In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, ISSN 0167-2681, E-ISSN 1879-1751, Vol. 84, no 3, p. 741-752Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We study the effects of experimental design on male and female behavior in a dictator game. Following social identity we investigate how experimental procedure may affect outcome through gender priming, i.e. the activation of gender stereotypes specifying that women behave altruistically and men egoistically. We prime subjects by asking them to indicate their gender in a questionnaire, before playing the game. In our experiment, such gender priming is effective (i.e. creates a gender difference in generosity) in gender-mixed environments, but not in single-sex environments. Further, men are more sensitive to priming than women are.

  • 7.
    Boschini, Anne
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Muren, Astri
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Men among Men Don’t Take Norm Enforcement Seriously2011In: The Journal of Socio-Economics, ISSN 1053-5357, E-ISSN 1879-1239, Vol. 40, p. 523-529Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While there is ample evidence of a society-wide cooperation norm, it is not as clear who upholds this norm. In the present paper, we investigate whether there are gender differences with respect to norm enforcement. We let 1403 subjects play games of punishment and reward, individually or in groups with varying gender composition. Broadly, the results indicate that there are no clear gender differences: men are about as inclined as women to punish norm-breakers. However, behavior is context-dependent: men acting among other men are less inclined to uphold a cooperation norm than are women, or men in gender-mixed groups.

  • 8.
    Boschini, Anne
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Muren, Astri
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Är kön en social konstruktion?2013In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 41, no 5, p. 37-44Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I en serie experiment har vi visat att människor lätt kan manipuleras att bete sig i enlighet med välkända könsstereotyper. I synnerhet är det män som låter sig påverkas av ”oskyldiga” förändringar i den experimentella miljön. Ett resultat visar att män omgivna av andra män blir mer förlåtande mot normbrytare. Ett annat resultat visar att män i könsblandade miljöer blir mindre generösa när de påminns om sitt kön. Slutsatsen är att könsspecifikt beteende till viss del är en social konstruktion.

  • 9.
    Brownstone, David
    et al.
    University of California at Irvine, Industrial Institute for Economic and Social Research (Stockholm).
    Englund, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Effects of Tax Reform on the Demand for Owner-Occupied Housing: A Microsimulation Approach1984Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper analyzes the effects on the demand for owner-occupied housing that are likely to result from the Swedish 1983-85 tax reform. This is done by means of a microsimulation model which takes into account the dichotomous nature of the demand for housing: the consumers choose the mode of tenure (owning versus renting) as well as the quantity of housing conditional on the choice of the mode of tenure. The tax reform consists of a general reduction of marginal tax rates (i.e. an increase in disposable income) together with limitations in the deductibility of mortgage interests. The simulations show that this will cause an increase in home-ownership in the sense that more households will demand owner-occupied housing. At the same time, however, the households will demand smaller houses in the average, and thus aggregate demand for small and medium-sized units will increase while demand for large units will fall sharply.

  • 10.
    Brownstone, David
    et al.
    University of California at Irvine, Industrial Institute for Economic and Social Research (Stockholm).
    Englund, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Tax Reform and Housing Demand: The Distribution of Welfare Gains and Losses1985Report (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Englund, Peter
    et al.
    Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    Krusell, Per
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Torsten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Strömberg, Per
    Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    2013 års Ekonomipris till Eugene Farma, Robert Schiller och Lars Peter Hansen2013In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 2013, no 8, p. 26-36Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Flam, Harry
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    When Bad Quality is Good Policy1987Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We investigate product quality under different market forms (monopoly vs. perfect competition) and under different risk-sharing regimes (replacement warranty vs. no warranty). Because of our particular representation of quality we can determine optimal quality and optimal risk-sharing within one single model. Quality differes between risk-sharing regimes and not between market forms, but the market form determines optimal risk-sharing and therefore optimal quality. it can be optimal to place all risk with the risk-averse consumer instead of with the risk-neutral prducer(s). Given the market form, the risk-sharing regime that is optimal for the producer(s) is also optimal for the consumers.

  • 13.
    Henrekson, Magnus
    et al.
    Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    The Effects on Sick Leave of Changes in the Sickness Insurance System2001Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to get a more complete picture of how labor supply is affected by economic incentives, the effects on absenteeism and not just on contracted hours should be taken into account. In particular, the effects on absenteeism due to sick leave can be considerable. In this paper we examine whether the level of sick leave compensation affects sick leave behavior. Using time-series data for Sweden spanning a long period (1955-99) with numerous changes of the compensation level, we generally find strong effects of the expected sign. Reforms implying more generous compensation for sick leave tend to be associated with permament increases in total sick leave per person employed and vice versa. These findings are reinforced in a panel study covering the 1983-91 period.

  • 14.
    Järliden Bergström, Åsa-Pia
    et al.
    ESO.
    Palme, Mårten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Beskattning av privat pensionssparande2010Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 15.
    Lindbeck, Assar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    A Continuous Model of Income Insurance2008Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We develop a simple yet realistic model of income insurance, where the individual’s ability and willingness to work is treated as a continuous variable. In this framework, income insurance not only provides income smoothing, it also relieves the individual from particularly burdensome work. As a result, the individual adjusts his labor supply in a continuous fashion to the implicit tax wedge of the insurance system. Moral hazard, in the sense that an individual receives insurance benefits without actually being fully qualified, also becomes a matter of degree. Moreover, our continuous framework makes it easy to analyze both the role of administrative rejection of claims, and the role of social norms, for the utilization of insurance.

  • 16.
    Lindbeck, Assar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies. Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    A Continuous Model of Income Insurance2013In: International Tax and Public Finance, ISSN 0927-5940, E-ISSN 1573-6970, Vol. 20, no 6, p. 938-960Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we treat an individual's health as a continuous variable, in contrast to the traditional literature on income insurance, where it is assumed that the individual is either able or unable to work. A continuous treatment of an individual's health sheds new light on the role of income insurance and makes it possible to capture a number of real-world phenomena that are not easily captured in the traditional, dichotomous models. In particular, we show that moral hazard is not necessarily outright fraud, but a gradual adjustment of the willingness to work, depending on preferences and the conditions stated in the insurance contract. Further, the model can easily encompass phenomena such as administrative rejection of claims, and it clarifies the conditions for the desirability of insurance in the first place.

  • 17.
    Lindbeck, Assar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    A Continuous Theory of Income Insurance2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we treat an individual’s health as a continuous variable, in contrast to the traditional literature on income insurance, where it is regularly treated as a binary variable. This is not a minor technical matter; in fact, a continuous treatment of an individual’s health sheds new light on the role and functioning of income insurance and makes it possible to capture a number of real-world phenomena that are not easily captured in binary models. In particular, moral hazard is not regarded as outright fraud, but as a gradual adjustment of the willingness to go to work when income insurance is available. Further, the model can easily encompass phenomena such as administrative rejection of claims and the role of social norms. It also gives a rich view of the desirability of insurance in the first place.

  • 18.
    Lindbeck, Assar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies. The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Social Norms in Social Insurance2018In: Journal of Political Economy, ISSN 0022-3808, E-ISSN 1537-534X, Vol. 126, p. s116-S139Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We analyze how insurance arrangements, labor supply, moral hazard, and outright cheating are affected by social norms. One question is under what conditions norms may improve social welfare. Another is under what conditions people should be allowed to opt out of social insurance. We introduce an informal production sector to analyze the consequences of alternative assumptions about the information available to norm enforcers. This highlights one important aspect of norms, namely, that they may compensate for the insurer's limited information.

  • 19.
    Lindbeck, Assar
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    The Gains from Pension Reform2002Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We classify social security pension systems in three dimensions: actuarial versus non-actuarial, funded versus unfunded, and defined-benefit versus defined contribution systems. Recent pension reforms are discussed in terms of these dimensions. Shifting to a more actuarial system reduces labor-market distortions, although limiting the scope for redistribution. Shifting to a funded system may increase saving, redistribute income to future generations and distort contermporary labor supply. A partial shift to a funded system helps individuals diversify their pension assets. A shift from a defined-benefit to a defined-contribution system means that income risk will be shifted from workers to pensioners.

  • 20.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Adam Smith: En kluven liberal2010In: Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 38, no 8Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 21.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Bankunionen bygger på en orealistisk plan2013In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Behöver Nobelstiftelsen nya huset på Blasieholmen?2015In: Dagens nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 5 decArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 23.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Den europeiska skuldkrisen2012 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    2010-2012 års europeiska skuldkris har lett till gigantiska överföringar av pengar i syfte att »rädda euron«.

    I denna debattbok diskuterar Mats Persson överföringarna och han menar att de i första hand har gynnat ägarna till de banker som spekulerat i sydeuropeiska statsobligationer. Därigenom har åtgärderna uppmuntrat skadligt risktagande, vilket inverkar på valutaunionens stabilitet. Problemen har förvärrats av de krav på nedskärningar som tvingats på skuldländerna; dessa krav har skapat politiska slitningar mellan nationerna.

    För att få valutaunionen att fungera krävs att man går tillbaks till Maastrichtfördraget 1992: andra länder ska inte lägga sig i hur ett enskilt euroland sköter sin ekonomi. Och några överföringar av pengar – för att lösa ut länder som misskött sig eller för att »rädda euron« – ska inte ske. Boken avslutas med en diskussion av hur en sådan politik ska kunna fungera i praktiken.

  • 24.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Distortive Taxation can Increase Welfare: If Relative Consumption Matters1993Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Contrary to what is assumed in traditional microeconomic theory, social rank seems to play a large role in actual human interaction. In the present paper I analyze the implications of a relative consumption, or relative income, externality (i.e., relative consumption ci/cj, and not only absolute consumption ci, enters into the utility function of agent i). This means that people will tend to work too much. In an optimal taxation framework, i show that a fairly high marginal tax rate can be Pareto efficient.

     

     

  • 25.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Five Fallacies in the Social Security Debate2000Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses five examples of the conventional wisdom that has often been expressed in the social security debate, even among academic economists. These are: 1. The major problem in most social security systems is that of demography: people simply live too long. 2. Disregarding the issue of demography, a Pay-As-You-Go system is inferior to a fully funded system since the former usually has a lower rate of return. 3. Disregarding the porfolio aspect (which might favor a PAYG system), a funded system dominates a PAYG system in a world of certainty. 4. The social security system is a suitable isntrument for intergenerational risk-sharing. 5. The government is a safe and reliable provider of insurance.

  • 26.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Greklands skuld skapar hat mellan grannar2015In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 26 majArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 27.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Inga ekonomiska skäl till att rädda EU-länder i kris2011In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, Vol. 9 JanuariArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Kommentar till André Sapir2013In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, no 3Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Nollränta, negativ ränta och andra räntor i Riksbankens arsenal2015In: Svensk ekonomisk politik - då, nu och i framtiden: festskrift tillägnad Hans Tson Söderström / [ed] Birgitta Swedenborg, Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2015Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 30.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Paul Samuelsson: En forskare och pedagog i världsklass2010In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, Vol. 1, no FebruariArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 31.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Pensionerna: En brandfackla i EMU-samarbetet?2011In: Överlever EMU utan fiskal union? / [ed] Bernitz, U., Oxelheim, L. and Persson, M., Santérus Förlag, 2011Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Statsbankrutt raderar ut hela ECB:s kapital2015In: Dagens industri, ISSN 0346-640X, no 29 junArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 33.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Vad eurokrisen lär2013In: Axess, ISSN 1651-0941, Vol. 2013, no 8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 34.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Voting over the Size of Government1985Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper studies the provision of a public good from three points of view: (i) The maximum level of production of the public good consistent with a Pareto optimum, (ii) The level of production of the good maximizing a social welfare function, and (iii) The level of production of the public good that will be the result of a democratic system with majority voting. The paper analyzes how these three levels of production differ from each other.

  • 35.
    Persson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Återinförd fastighetsskatt bättre än slopat ränteavdrag2014In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, Vol. 8, no AugArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 36.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Ellingsen, Tore
    Persson, Torsten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Sjöström, Thomas
    2014 års Ekonomipris till Jean Tirole2014In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, no 8, p. 5-14Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Hassler, John
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Torsten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Svensson, Jakob
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    2015 års Ekonomipris till Angus Deaton2015In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 8, p. 6-16Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Torsten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Svensson, Lars E.O.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Debt, Cash Flow and Inflation Incentives: A Swedish Example1996Report (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Torsten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Svensson, Lars E.O.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy1985Report (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Persson, Torsten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Svensson, Lars E.O.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution2005Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper demonstrates how time consistency of the Ramsey policy – the optimal fiscal and monetary policy under commitment – can be achieved. Each government should leave its successor with a unique maturity structure for the nominal and indexed debt, such that the marginal benefit of a surprise inflation exactly balances the marginal cost. Unlike in earlier papers on the topic, the result holds for quite a general Ramsey policy, including timevarying policies with positive inflation and positive nominal interest rates. We compare our resuklts with those in Persson, Persson, and Svensson (1987), Calvo and Obstfeld (1990), and Alvarez, Kehoe, and Neumeyer (2004).

  • 41.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Sandmo, Agnar
    Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
    Taxation and Tournaments2002Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper analyzes the effects of progressive taxes on labour supply and income distribution in the context of the rank-order tournament model originally developed by Lazear and Rosen (1981). We show conditions under which a more progressive tax schedule will cause so large general equilibrium effects that the inequality in disposable income will actually increase. We also show that a non-zero redistributive tax is always optimal if society’s welfare function displays inequality aversion; this result always holds, regardless of behavioral responses and general equilibrium effects.

  • 42.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Siven, Claes-Henric
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Incentive and Incarceration Effects in a General Equilibrium Model of Crime2001Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    An intertemporal general equilibrium model of criminal behavior is used to analyze the effect on crime of changing policy parameters. The policy parameters are the length of the prison term, the severity of punishment, and the amount of police resources. The number of crimes in society can be decomposed into an incentive part, an incarceration part, and a crime competition part. The magnitudes of these three components are studied by means of empirical data from England and the US.

  • 43.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Siven, Claes-Henric
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Ingvar Svennilson2010In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 38, no 7Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Siven, Claes-Henric
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    The Becker Paradox and Type I vs. Type II Errors in the Economics of Crime2006Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Two real-world observations are not easily replicated in models of crime. First, although capital punishment is optimal in Becker’s (1986) model, it is rarely observed in the real world. Second, criminal procedure and the evaluation of evidence vary across societies and historical periods, the standard of proof being sometimes very high and sometimes quite low. In this paper, we develop a general equilibrium model of judicial procedure allowing for innocent persons being convicted. We show that the median voter theorem applies to this model, making judicial procedure endogenous. So formulated, the model can replicate both empirical observations.

  • 45.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Siven, Claes-Henric
    Department of Economics.
    The Becker Paradox and Type I vs. Type II Errors in the Economics of Crime2007In: International Economic Review, no 48, p. 211-33Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 46.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Skult, Eva
    Lärarlönerna2014In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, no 4, p. 6-17Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Skult, EvaStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Tillämpad makroekonomi2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Skult, EvaStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Tillämpad makroekonomi2011Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Skult, Eva
    Tillämpad makroekonomi2018Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Nationalekonomin brukar delas upp i två huvuddelar: mikroekonomi och makroekonomi. Inom mikroekonomin studerar man ekonomins grundläggande byggstenar, nämligen de enskilda hushållens och företagens beslut. Inom makroekonomin har man ett mer övergripande perspektiv; där studerar man de stora aggregaten, som arbetslöshet, tillväxt, ränta och inflation.



    Det är inom dessa områden som den politiska diskussionen är som hetast i dag. Varför är arbetslösheten så hög? Hur sköter Riksbanken sitt arbete egentligen? Varför svänger räntorna och växelkurserna så mycket? Hur ska man hantera finanskriser? Och varför är inkomstfördelningen så ojämn? Syftet med Tillämpad makroekonomi är att på ett enkelt och lättfattligt sätt presentera nationalekonomernas syn på dessa frågor.

  • 50.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Skult, Eva
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Varför är stabiliseringspolitiken så svår?2013In: Tillämpad makroekonomi / [ed] Mats Persson, Eva Skult, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 5, p. 11-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
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