Volatile Top Income Shares in Switzerland? Reassessing the Evolution Between 1981 and 2010

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract In the last 20 years, the share of top incomes in Switzerland has risen, while exhibiting large variations. Switzerland is similar to European countries for the top 1% but closer to the U.S. for higher top income groups. With the synthetic control method we close a time gap in the tax data, exploiting the fact that Swiss cantons changed their tax system at different points in time. Using social security data which cover all top labor incomes, we document the growing importance of labor compared to capital incomes among top income earners in Switzerland.
Authors Martínez, Isabel Z. & Föllmi, Reto
Journal or Publication Title The review of economics and statistics
Language English
Subjects economics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SEPS - Economic Policy
Refereed Yes
Date 2016
Publisher MIT Press
Place of Publication Cambridge, Mass.
Volume 99
Number 5
Page Range 793-809
ISSN 0034-6535
ISSN-Digital 1530-9142
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.1162/REST_a_00644
Official URL https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persis...
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Reto Föllmi
Date Deposited 29 Jul 2016 07:57
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:28
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/248837

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Martínez, Isabel Z. & Föllmi, Reto (2016) Volatile Top Income Shares in Switzerland? Reassessing the Evolution Between 1981 and 2010. The review of economics and statistics, 99 (5). 793-809. ISSN 0034-6535

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