Bas Jacobs

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Sijbren Cnossen Professor of Public Economics

PO Box 1738

Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3000 DR

Netherlands

http://personal.eur.nl/bjacobs

Tinbergen Institute

Burg. Oudlaan 50

Rotterdam, 3062 PA

Netherlands

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Fellow

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

Capital Market Failure, Adverse Selection and Equity Financing of Higher Education

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 05-037/3
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
Bas Jacobs and Sweder van Wijnbergen
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Human capital, capital market imperfections, credit rationing, financing risky investment, optimal education finance, graduate taxes, education subsidies

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Real Options and Human Capital Investment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1982
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 May 2007
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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human capital, higher education, risk, irreversible investment, real options, progressive taxation, education subsidies

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Analyzing a Flat Income Tax in the Netherlands

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1890, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 07-029/3
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Jan 2007
Bas Jacobs, Ruud A. De Mooij and Kees Folmer
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis
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flat tax, labour market, general equilibrium, equity, optimal taxation

Is a Minimum Wage an Appropriate Instrument for Redistribution?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4588
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Feb 2014
Aart Gerritsen and Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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minimum wage, optimal redistribution, unemployment, education

Is a Minimum Wage an Appropriate Instrument for Redistribution?

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 16-100/VI
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 22 Nov 2016
Aart Gerritsen and Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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minimum wage, optimal redistribution, unemployment, skill formation

Redistribution and Education Subsidies are Siamese Twins

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 05-036/3
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
A. Lans Bovenberg and Bas Jacobs
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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Human capital, education subsidies, progressive taxation, redistribution

Redistribution and Education Subsidies are Siamese Twins

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Jan 2002
A. Lans Bovenberg and Bas Jacobs
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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Human capital, education subsidies, progressive taxation

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Why is the Long-Run Tax on Capital Income Zero? Explaining the Chamley-Judd Result

Tinbergen Discussion Paper 2017-011/VI
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Jan 2017
Bas Jacobs and Alexandra Rusu
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
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taxation of capital income, zero capital income tax, Corlett-Hague motive, Chamley-Judd result

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Is Prescott Right? Welfare State Policies and the Incentives to Work, Learn and Retire

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2277
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Apr 2008
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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skill formation, human capital, labor supply, retirement, tax policy, benefit systems, pension policy, welfare state

Policies to Create and Destroy Human Capital in Europe

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4680
Number of pages: 112 Posted: 11 Jan 2010
James J. Heckman and Bas Jacobs
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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family policy, (non)cognitive skills, returns to education, inequality, dynamic complementarity, training, retirement, labor supply, human capital, skill formation, training policy, active labor market policy, tax, pension, benefit systems, welfare state

Policies to Create and Destroy Human Capital in Europe

NBER Working Paper No. w15742
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 22 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2010
James J. Heckman and Bas Jacobs
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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Pigou Meets Mirrlees: On the Irrelevance of Tax Distortions for the Second-Best Pigouvian Tax

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3342
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Feb 2011
Bas Jacobs and Ruud A. De Mooij
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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marginal cost of public funds, optimal environmental taxation, optimal redistribution, externalities

Redistributive Politics and the Tyranny of the Middle Class

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5881
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 May 2016
Floris Zoutman, Bas Jacobs and Egbert Jongen
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis
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inverse optimal-tax method, revealed social preferences, political parties, optimal taxation, income redistribution

Redistributive Politics and the Tyranny of the Middle Class

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 16-032/VI
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 29 Apr 2016
Floris Zoutman, Bas Jacobs and Egbert Jongen
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis
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Inverse optimal-tax method, revealed social preferences, political parties, optimal taxation, income redistribution

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Optimal Taxation of Human Capital and the Earnings Function

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2250
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Mar 2008
Bas Jacobs and A. Lans Bovenberg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER)
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optimal linear and non-linear taxation, optimal education subsidies, human capital, earnings function

Human Capital and Optimal Positive Taxation of Capital Income

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 05-035/3
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
Bas Jacobs and A. Lans Bovenberg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER)
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Human capital, labor income taxation, capital income taxation, life cycle, education subsidies

Human Capital and Optimal Positive Taxation of Capital Income

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5047
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Sep 2005
A. Lans Bovenberg and Bas Jacobs
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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Human capital, labor income taxation, capital income taxation, life cycle, education subsidies

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From Optimal Tax Theory to Applied Tax Policy

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4151
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Mar 2013
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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The Marginal Cost of Public Funds is One

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3250
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Nov 2010
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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Marginal Cost of Funds, Marginal Excess Burden, Optimal Taxation, Optimal Redistribution, Optimal Provision of Public Goods, Samuelson Rule

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Optimal Taxation of Human Capital and Credit Constraints

Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 02-044/2
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 28 May 2002
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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optimal linear taxation, human capital, credit constraints

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Optimal Income Taxation with Endogenous Human Capital

Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 2002-045/2
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Jan 2003
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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optimal linear taxation, labor supply, human capital accumulation

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Optimal Redistributive Tax and Education Policies in General Equilibrium

CESifo Working Paper No. 2162
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Dec 2007
Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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human capital, general equilibrium, education subsidies, optimal taxation, direct and indirect redistribution

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Optimal Taxation of Risky Human Capital

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2529
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jan 2009
Bas Jacobs, Dirk Schindler and Hongyan Yang
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Economics and University of Konstanz
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labor taxation, human capital investment, education subsidies, idiosyncratic risk, risk properties of human capital

Optimal Taxation of Risky Human Capital

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 114, Issue 3, pp. 908-931, 2012
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Aug 2012
Bas Jacobs, Dirk Schindler and Hongyan Yang
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Economics and University of Konstanz
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Education subsidies, human‐capital investment, idiosyncratic risk, labor taxation, risk properties of human capital

Should Pollution Taxes Be Targeted at Income Redistribution?

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 17-070/VI
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2017
Bas Jacobs and Rick van der Ploeg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and University of Oxford
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redistributive taxation, corrective pollution taxation, Gorman polar form, Stone-Geary preferences, PIGLOG preferences, green tax reform

Should Pollution Taxes Be Targeted at Income Redistribution?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6599
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
Bas Jacobs and Rick van der Ploeg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and University of Oxford
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Redistributive Taxation, Corrective Pollution Taxation, Gorman Polar Form, Stone-Geary Preferences, PIGLOG Preferences, Green Tax Reform

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Optimal Linear Commodity Taxation Under Optimal Non-Linear Income Taxation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4142
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Mar 2013
Bas Jacobs and Robin Boadway
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Queen's University
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Atkinson-Stiglitz Theorem, optimal non-linear income taxation, optimal linear and non-linear indirect taxation

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On the Desirability of Taxing Capital Income to Reduce Moral Hazard in Social Insurance

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2806
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Oct 2009
Bas Jacobs and Dirk Schindler
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Erasmus School of Economics
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optimal capital taxation, risk, Atkinson-Stiglitz theorem

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Optimal Income Taxation in Unionized Labor Markets

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2018-064/VI
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Aug 2018
Albert Jan Hummel and Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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Optimal Taxation, Unions, Wage Bargaining, Labor Participation

Optimal Income Taxation in Unionized Labor Markets

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 7188
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Oct 2018
Albert Jan Hummel and Bas Jacobs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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optimal taxation, unions, wage bargaining, labor participation

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Second-Best Income Taxation with Endogenous Human Capital and Borrowing Constraints

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4155
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Mar 2013
Bas Jacobs and Hongyan Yang
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Jacobs University Bremen
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labor taxation, human capital investment, credit constraints

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Guide to Reform of Higher Education: A European Perspective

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5327
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 04 Jan 2006
Bas Jacobs and Rick van der Ploeg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and University of Oxford
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Higher education, policy reform, central planning, student loans, tuition fees, education subsidies, variety, selection, peer review, grade inflation, input funding, output funding, equity, monopoly, transparency

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Optimal Redistribution and Monitoring of Labor Effort

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4646
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Floris Zoutman and Bas Jacobs
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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optimal non-linear taxation, monitoring, costly verification ability/effort, optimal redistribution

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Optimal Taxation of Capital Income with Heterogeneous Rates of Return

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2020-038/VI
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2020
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
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Optimal taxation, capital taxation, heterogeneous returns

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Optimal Taxation of Capital Income with Heterogeneous Rates of Return

CESifo Working Paper No. 8395
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 07 Jul 2020
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), affiliation not provided to SSRN and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
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Optimal Linear Income Taxation and Education Subsidies Under Skill-Biased Technical Change

CESifo Working Paper No. 8805
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 14 Jan 2021
Bas Jacobs and Uwe Thuemmel
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Optimal Linear Income Taxation and Education Subsidies under Skill-Biased Technical Change

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2020-085/VI
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 04 Jan 2021
Bas Jacobs and Uwe Thuemmel
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Human Capital, General Equilibrium, Optimal Taxation, Education Subsidies, Technological Change

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Sectoral Productivity Growth and R&D Spillovers in the Netherlands

Tilburg University, CentER Working Paper No. 1999-15
Posted: 16 Mar 2000
Bas Jacobs, Richard Nahuis and Paul J.G. Tang
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis (Deceased) and CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis

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