27 Jan 20 | News

Workshop on Labour Income Taxation and the Labour Supply Held January 20th

The event brought together experts in taxation, LISER researchers and PhD students

On January 20th, 2020 LISER hosted the conference “Workshop on Labour Income Taxation and the Labour Supply”. Organised by LISER researcher, Nizamul Islam, core topics of the conference addressed these precise questions: 1) How do we estimate the labour supply when there are frictions on the labour market? 2) What reforms of the tax system may lead to granting social assistance unconditionally (that is, without the requirement of being ready to take a job when it is available)?

With over 30 attendees from Luxembourg and the Greater Region, the participants had the opportunity to share their work in a constructive environment, as well as to exchange the results of recent research in different fields of labour income taxation and the labour supply. Through a series of talks, including a keynote lecture by the esteemed Monica Cost Dias (Associate Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies) the conference brought together partner experts in taxation, LISER researchers, and PhD students. Find more details below:

Keynote lecture:
-  Wages, experience and training of women over the life cycle - Monica Costa Dias, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Presentations/ Speakers:
-  Preference based welfare analysis with unobserved heterogeneity - Liebrecht De Sadeleer, KU Leuven
-  Optimal taxation in European countries. A microsimulation-computational approach - Ugo Colombino, University of Turin & Nizamul Islam, LISER
-  Costs and benefits of basic income and in-work tax credit - Rolf Aaberge, Statistics Norway
-  The distributive impact of the Luxembourgish tax-benefit system: A more comprehensive measure - Vincent Vergnat, LISER
-  Drivers of income inequality in Luxembourg: Isolating the roles of policy, demography, market returns and labour market structure - Emilia Toczydlowska, University of Luxembourg