PRESS RELEASE 21.9.2021

Firm-level payroll tax cuts may alleviate unemployment during economic downturns

Firm-level payroll tax cuts may alleviate unemployment during economic downturns

A new study on the effects of payroll tax cuts on firm-level activity by Youssef Benzarti and Jarkko Harju was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Economics. The study shows that firm-level payroll tax reductions make firms more resilient and less hampered by negative effects of recessions. In particular, employment effects are exacerbated for men and low-skilled employees.

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Spouses who work together - Evidence on relative income within households

Spouses who work together - Evidence on relative income within households

New research by Natalia Zinovyeva and Maryna Tverdostup examines why there are many more couples where men slightly out-earn women than couples in which women slightly out-earn men. Previous research has attributed this discrepancy to the existence of a ‘gender identity norm’ that prescribes a bread-winner role to the husband and, consequently, limits the income of married women. Instead, the new study shows that the phenomenon is a reflection of earnings equalization in co-working couples which actually helps women to earn more.

Weekly seminar

25 November 2021

Pierre Koning (VU Amsterdam)

TBA

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar

18 November 2021

Aspasia Bizopoulou (VATT)

TBA

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar

11 November 2021

Hannes Schwandt (Northwestern University)

TBA

The seminar will exceptionally be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Finnish time.

Weekly seminar

04 November 2021

Sander Ramboer (VATT)

TBA

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar

28 October 2021

Beatrix Eugster (University of St. Gallen)

TBA

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar

14 October 2021

Pietro Biroli (University of Zürich)

Genes, Pubs, and Drinks: Gene-environment interplay and alcohol licensing policy in the United Kingdom.

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM