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Home | People | Bas Jacobs

Bas Jacobs

Research Fellow

Erasmus University Rotterdam
education, fiscal policy, macroeconomics, public economics, public finance

Key publications

List of publications

Jacobs,B.. 2018. The Marginal Cost of Public Funds is One at the Optimal Tax System. International Tax and Public Finance, 25, 883--912

Jacobs,B. and Jongen,E.L.W. and Zoutman,F.T.. 2017. Revealed Social Preferences of Dutch Political Parties. Journal of Public Economics, 156, 81--100

Zoutman,F. T. and Jacobs,B.. 2016. Optimal Redistribution and Monitoring of Labor Supply. Journal of Public Economics, 135, 15--31

Jacobs,B. and Yang,H.. 2016. Second-Best Income Taxation and Education Policy with Endogenous Human Capital and Borrowing Constraints. International Tax and Public Finance, 23, 234--268

Jacobs,B. and de Mooij,R.A.. 2015. Pigou Meets Mirrlees: On the Irrelevance of Tax Distortions for the Second-Best Pigouvian Tax. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 71, 90--108

Jacobs,B. and Boadway,R.. 2014. Optimal Linear Commodity Taxation under Optimal Non-Linear Income Taxation. Journal of Public Economics, 117, 201--210

Jacobs,B.. 2013. From Optimal Tax Theory to Applied Tax Policy. Finanzarchiv, 69, 338--389

Jacobs,B.. 2013. Optimal Redistributive Tax and Education Policies in General Equilibrium. International Tax and Public Finance, 20, 312--337

Jacobs,B. and Schindler,D.. 2012. On the Desirability of Taxing Capital Income in Optimal Social Insurance. Journal of Public Economics, 96, 853--868

Jacobs,B. and Schindler,D. and Yang,H.. 2012. Optimal Taxation of Risky Human Capital. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 114, 908--931

Jacobs,B.. 2011. Comment: Crime in Europe and the United States: Dissecting the ‘Reversal of Misfortunes'. Economic Policy, 26, 347--385

Jacobs,B. and Bovenberg,A.L.. 2011. Optimal Taxation of Human Capital and the Earnings Function. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 13, 957--971

Jacobs,B.. 2010. Comment: Corporate Tax Harmonization in the EU. Economic Policy, 25, 578--580

Jacobs,B.. 2010. Comment: The Governance and Performance of Universities: Evidence from Europe and the US. Economic Policy, 25, 47--49

Bovenberg,A.L. and Jacobs,B.. 2010. Human Capital and Optimal Positive Taxation of Capital Income. International Tax and Public Finance, 17, 451--478

Noailly,J and Jacobs,B. and Webbink,H.D.. 2010. Should the Government Intervene in the Market for Scientist and Engineers?. Applied Economics Letters, 18, 371--375

den Hartog,H. and Jacobs,B. and Vijverberg,W.P.M.. 2009. Self-Selection Bias in Estimated Wage Premiums for Earnings Risk. Empirical Economics, 37, 271--286

Jacobs,B. and Folmer,K. and de Mooij,R.A.. 2009. Flat Income Taxation, Redistribution and Labor Market Performance. Applied Economics, 42, 3209--3220

Jacobs,B.. 2009. Is Prescott Right? Welfare State Policies and the Incentives to Work, Learn and Retire. International Tax and Public Finance, 16, 253--280

Bovenberg,A.L. and Jacobs,B. and de Mooij,R.A.. 2008. Introduction: Reinventing the Welfare State. International Tax and Public Finance, 15, 1--4

Jacobs,B. and Wijnbergen,S.J.G.. 2007. Capital Market Failure, Adverse Selection and Optimal Financing of Higher Education. Finanzarchiv, 63, 1--32

Jacobs,B.. 2007. Real Options and Human Capital Investment. Labour Economics, 17, 913--925

van Ewijk,C. and Jacobs,B. and de Mooij,R.A.. 2007. Welfare Effects of Fiscal Subsidies on Home Ownership in the Netherlands. De Economist, 150, 323--336

Jacobs,B. and van der Ploeg,F.. 2006. Guide to Reform of Higher Education: A European Perspective. Economic Policy, 47, 537--592

Bovenberg,A.L. and Jacobs,B.. 2005. Redistribution and Education Subsidies are Siamese Twins. Journal of Public Economics, 89, 2005--2035

Jacobs,B. and Theeuwes,J.J.M.. 2005. Innovation in the Netherlands: The Market Falters and the Government Fails. De Economist, 153, 107--124

Jacobs,B.. 2005. Optimal Income Taxation with Endogenous Human Capital. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 7, 295--315

Jacobs,B.. 2004. The Lost Race between Schooling and Technology. De Economist, 152, 47--78

Jacobs,B. and Nahuis,R. 2002. A General Purpose Technology Explains the Solow Paradox and Wage Inequality. Economics Letters, 74, 243--250

Jacobs,B. and Nahuis,R and Tang,P.J.G.. 2002. Sectoral Productivity Growth and R\&D Spillovers in the Netherlands. De Economist, 150, 181--210