Latest contributions

International publications

Jacobs, Bas (2018), "The Marginal Cost of Public Funds is One at the Optimal Tax System", International Tax and Public Finance, 25, (4), 883-912. [Online Appendix: ]
Jacobs, Bas, Egbert L.W. Jongen and Floris T. Zoutman (2017), "Revealed Social Preferences of Dutch Political Parties", Journal of Public Economics, 156, 81-100. [Online Appendix: ]
Jacobs, Bas (2017), "Digitalization and Taxation", in: Sanjeev Gupta, Michael Keen, Alpa Shah, and Genevieve Verdier (eds), Digital Revolutions in Public Finance, Washington-DC: International Monetary Fund, Ch. 2, 25-55. [Presentation ]
Zoutman, Floris T., and Bas Jacobs (2016), "Optimal Redistribution and Monitoring of Labor Effort", Journal of Public Economics, 135, 15-31.
Jacobs, Bas, and Hongyan Yang (2016), "Second-Best Income Taxation and Education Policy with Endogenous Human Capital and Borrowing Constraints", International Tax and Public Finance, 23, (2), 234-268. [Online Appendix: ]

Working papers

Jacobs, Bas, and Rick van der Ploeg (2018),"Should Pollution Taxes Be Targeted at Income Redistribution?", revised and resubmitted Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Earlier drafts: CESifo Working Paper No. 6599, Munich: CESifo. . Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper TI TI 2017-070/VI.
Jacobs, Bas, and Uwe Thümmel (2018), "Optimal Taxation of Income and Human Capital and Skill-Biased Technical Change", mimeo: Erasmus University Rotterdam/University of Zürich.
Jacobs, Bas, and Uwe Thümmel (2018), "Optimal Linear Income Taxation and Education Subsidies under Skill-Biased Technical Change", mimeo: Erasmus University Rotterdam/University of Zürich.
Hummel, Albert Jan, and Bas Jacobs (2018), "Optimal Income Taxation in Unionized Labor Markets", CESifo Working Paper No. 6599, Munich: CESifo. .
Jacobs, Bas, and Alexandra Rusu (2017), "Why is the Long-Run Tax on Capital Income Zero? Explaining the Chamley-Judd Result", Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper TI 2017-011/VI.
Gerritsen, Aart, and Bas Jacobs (2016), "Is A Minimum Wage an Appropriate Instrument for Redistribution?", Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper TI 2016-100-IV.
Jacobs, Bas (2015), "Optimal Inefficient Production", mimeo: Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Dutch publications

Jacobs, Bas (2018), "Verblind door Macro-economisch Optimisme", Economisch Statistische Berichten, te verschijnen.
Jacobs, Bas (2018), "Blind Gokken met de Dividendbelasting", Tijdschrift voor Politieke Economie, 12 (1), 1-21.
Jacobs, Bas (2017), "Belastingplannen Rutte III: Gemiste Kansen", Economisch Statistische Berichten, 102, (4755), 526-529.
Jacobs, Bas (2017), "Fundamentele Herziening van Belastingen op Kapitaalinkomen", Economisch Statistische Berichten, 102, (4753), 416-419.
Jacobs, Bas, and Ferry Haan (2016), "Economie voor Goede, Slechte - en vooral! - Barre Tijden", in: A. Lans Bovenberg en Ferry Haan, KVS Preadviezen 2016 Amsterdam: Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde, 57-68.
Hummel, Albert Jan, Bas Jacobs and Matthijs Oosterveen (2016), "Een Nuchtere Blik op de Maatschappelijke Kosten en Baten van Alcohol", Economisch Statistische Berichten, 101, (4744), 766-769.
Jacobs, Bas (2016), "Langdurige Stagnatie? Je Gaat het pas Zien als Je het Door Hebt", Economisch Statistische Berichten, 101, (4741), 616-619.
Jacobs, Bas (2016), "Monetaire Paniek", Economisch Statistische Berichten, 100, (4721), 651.

Newspaper and other articles

Jacobs, Bas (2017), “Opeens Zag ik Het: De Grote Goocheltruc van Rutte III ”, De Correspondent, 24 oktober 2017.
Jacobs, Bas (2017), “Belastingplannen Zijn vooral Gemiste Kansen”, Het Financieele Dagblad, 14 oktober 2017.
Jacobs, Bas (2017), “Het Regeerakkoord van Rutte III: Er is Geen Rode Draad in te Ontwaren”, De Correspondent, 12 oktober 2017.
Jacobs, Bas (2017), “Nog Groter Belastingparadijs”, NRC Handelsblad, 11 oktober 2017.
Jacobs, Bas (2017), “Stop met Zaaien Verwarring Houdbaarheidssaldo”, Het Financieele Dagblad, 8 september 2017.

Policy contributions


Werkgroep Kosten van Belastingheffing en Maatschappelijke Kosten-Baten Analyses (2017), "Kosten van Belastingheffing, Baten van Inkomensherverdeling en MKBA's", Den Haag: CPB/Ministerie van Financiën.
Sinnott, Emily, Emilia Skrok, Michael Engelschalk, Mihails Hazans, John Fanning, William R. Dillinger, and Bas Jacobs (2017), Latvia Tax Review, Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.
Lukkezen, Jasper, Bas Jacobs en Clemens Kool (2016), "Macro-economics of Balance Sheet Problems and the Liquiditytrap", CPB Background Document, August 2016, Den Haag: CPB.

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