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Essays in dynamic optimal taxation: working experience, unemployment scarring and poverty
This thesis investigates the design of optimal tax systems in dynamic environments. The first essay characterizes the optimal tax system where wages depend on stochastic shocks and work experience. In addition to redistributive ...
Essays on Networks and Macroeconomics
This thesis consists of three essays related by the themes of networks and macroeconomics. The first essay examines the role of networks in workers’ search for employment. Unemployed workers gain employment by sending ...
A macroeconomic study of the costs, consequences and policy implications of sectorial labour reallocation
This thesis uses a macroeconomic approach to study labour adjustments following sector-specific shocks. I develop a general model, investigate its dynamic adjustment process and apply it to study the Canadian economy in ...