Document Type

Report

Publication Date

3-5-2012

Publisher

The Brookings Institution

Abstract

Can we bribe employers to increase their payrolls? Many economists, including me, think we can and should, particularly when the job market is in the doldrums. The crucial question is how to design the bribe so it is as cheap and effective as possible.

Keywords

Business; Economic growth; Economic policy; Growth through innovation; Industrial policy; Job creation; Labor; Tax incentives; United States

Disciplines

Business | Economic Policy | Economics | Growth and Development | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Policy History, Theory, and Methods | Taxation

Language

English