Reservations on the classical Laffer curve

Tchai Tavor, Limor Dina Gonen, Uriel Spiegel

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Throughout the last two decades, some economists have objected to the conventional shape of one peak point on the Laffer curve. This paper examines the reservations presented in the literature and demonstrates the possibility of a Laffer curve with three peak points. Such a shape may be due to the three heterogeneous population groups of younger workers, adult males, and adult females. These groups respond differently to net wage rate changes, thus reducing the applicability of the changing of tax rates by policymakers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-493
Number of pages15
JournalReview of Austrian Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2021

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  • Heterogeneous population groups
  • Laffer curve
  • Multi-peak points
  • Tax rates
  • Tax revenue


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