Applied General Equilibrium Modelling

  • Henk Don
  • Theo van de Klundert
  • Jarig van Sinderen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. F. W. Rutten
      Pages 1-6
  3. Tax Reform and Capital

  4. Intertemporal Aspects and Expectations

  5. Taxes and the Labour Market

    1. G. M. M. Gelauff, F. A. M. van Erp, J. J. Graafland, A. E. van Hien, A. G. H. Nibbelink
      Pages 105-133
    2. O. J. C. Cornielje, C. Zeelenberg
      Pages 155-173
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-188

About this book


Over the last decade or so, applied general equilibrium models have rapidly become a major tool for policy advice on issues regarding allocation and efficiency, most notably taxes and tariffs. This reflects the power of the general equilibrium approach to allocative questions and the capability of today's applied models to come up with realistic answers. However, it by no means implies that the theoretical, practical and empirical problems faced by researchers in applied modelling have all been solved in a satisfactory way. Rather, a promising field of research has been opened up, inviting theorists and practitioners to further explore and exploit its potential. The state of the art in applied general equilibrium modelling is reflected in this volume. The introductory Chapter (Part I) evaluates the use of economic modelling to address policy questions, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of applied general equilibrium models. Three substantive issues are dealt with in Chapters 2-8: Tax Reform and Capital (Part II), Intertemporal Aspects and Expectations (Part III), and Taxes and the Labour Market (Part IV). While all parts contain results relevant for economic policy, it is clear that theory and applications for these areas are in different stages of development. We hope that this book will bring inspiration, insight and information to researchers, students and policy advisors.


calculus employment equilibrium general equilibrium modeling tax reform unemployment welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Henk Don
    • 1
    • 2
  • Theo van de Klundert
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jarig van Sinderen
    • 4
  1. 1.Central Planning BureauThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Tilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Ministry of Economic AffairsThe HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-7910-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7908-7
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