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José Emilio Boscá

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Latest Publications

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Taxes, growth and social welfare

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As Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. stated in 1904, and as appears inscribed on the façade of the US Internal Revenue Service Building, “taxes are what we pay for a civilized society”. However, it is difficult to answer the question of whether we pay too much or too little without taking into account what we receive in return.

Available in Spanish, English

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Financial and fiscal shocks in the Great Recession and recovery of the Spanish economy

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We present a new model to understand the effects of financial, fiscal, international trade, labour market and other shocks in the great recession and recovery of the Spanish economy. The model also allows us to simulate the effects of permanent and transitory changes in exogenous variables, in order to have an ex-ante evaluation of macroeconomic policies.

Geographies:Spain

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Fiscal Devaluations in EMU

Document Number 12/11

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Our simulations results point to positive significant effects of a fiscal devaluation on GDP and employment in Spain, similar to the ones that could be obtained with a exchange rate devaluation

Geographies:Europe

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Job creation in Spain: Productivity, growth, labour market reforms or both

Document Number 10/13

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The benefits implied by changing the growth model are at the heart of the heated political and economic debate in Spain.

Geographies:Spain Global

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Search, Nash Bargaining and Rule of Thumb Consumers

Document Number 09/12

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This paper analyses the effects of introducing typical Keynesian features, namely rule-of-thumb consumers and consumption habits, into a standard labour market search model.

Geographies:Global

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Tax reforms and labour-market performance: An evaluation for Spain using REMS

Document Number 09/10

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This paper uses REMS, a Rational Expectations Model of the Spanish economy designed by Boscá et al (2007), to analyse the effects of lowering the overall tax wedge to the level prevailing in the US.

Geographies:Spain Global

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