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Home | People | Bas Jacobs

Bas Jacobs

Research Fellow

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research field
Education, Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Public Finance

Key publications

List of publications

Gerritsen, A.A.F. and Jacobs, B. (2019). Is a Minimum Wage an Appropriate Instrument for Redistribution? Economica, forthc.:.

Jacobs, B. and Van der Ploeg, F. (2019). Redistribution and Pollution Taxes with Non-linear Engel-curves Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 95:198--226.

Jacobs, B. (2018). The Marginal Cost of Public Funds is One at the Optimal Tax System International Tax and Public Finance, 25(4):883--912.

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

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(2):234--268.

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

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(1):201--210.

Jacobs, B. (2013). From Optimal Tax Theory to Applied Tax Policy Finanzarchiv, 69(3):338--389.

Jacobs, B. (2013). Optimal Redistributive Tax and Education Policies in General Equilibrium International Tax and Public Finance, 20(2):312--337.

Jacobs, B. and Schindler, D. (2012). On the Desirability of Taxing Capital Income in Optimal Social Insurance Journal of Public Economics, 96(9/10):853--868.

Jacobs, B., Schindler, D. and Yang, H. (2012). Optimal Taxation of Risky Human Capital The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 114(3):908--931.

Jacobs, B. (2011). Comment: Crime in Europe and the United States: Dissecting the ‘Reversal of Misfortunes' Economic Policy, 26(67):347--385.

Jacobs, B. and Bovenberg, A.L. (2011). Optimal Taxation of Human Capital and the Earnings Function Journal of Public Economic Theory, 13(6):957--971.

Bovenberg, A.L. and Jacobs, B. (2010). Human Capital and Optimal Positive Taxation of Capital Income International Tax and Public Finance, 17(5):451--478.

Jacobs, B. (2010). Comment: Corporate Tax Harmonization in the EU Economic Policy, 25(63):578--580.

Jacobs, B. (2010). Comment: The Governance and Performance of Universities: Evidence from Europe and the US Economic Policy, 25(61):47--49.

Noailly, J, Jacobs, B. and Webbink, H.D. (2010). Should the Government Intervene in the Market for Scientist and Engineers? Applied Economics Letters, 18(4):371--375.

Jacobs, B., Hartog, J. and Vijverberg, W. (2009). Self-Selection Bias in Estimated Wage Premiums for Earnings Risk Empirical Economics, 37(2):271--286.

Jacobs, B., Folmer, K. and de Mooij, R.A. (2009). Flat Income Taxation, Redistribution and Labor Market Performance Applied Economics, 42(25):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(2):253--280.

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

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

Jacobs, B. (2007). Real Options and Human Capital Investment Labour Economics, 17(6):913--925.

van Ewijk, C., Jacobs, B. and de Mooij, R.A. (2007). Welfare Effects of Fiscal Subsidies on Home Ownership in the Netherlands De Economist, 150(3):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(11-12):2005--2035.

Jacobs, B. and Theeuwes, J.J.M. (2005). Innovation in the Netherlands: The Market Falters and the Government Fails De Economist, 153(1):107--124.

Jacobs, B. (2005). Optimal Income Taxation with Endogenous Human Capital Journal of Public Economic Theory, 7(2):295--315.

Jacobs, B. (2004). The Lost Race between Schooling and Technology De Economist, 152(1):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., Nahuis, R and Tang, P.J.G. (2002). Sectoral Productivity Growth and R&D Spillovers in the Netherlands De Economist, 150:181--210.