Nonlinear taxation and punishment
AbstractThe paper analyzes nonlinear tax schedules that are identified by maximizing a welfare function represented by a weighted summation of net utilities over a set of n>=3 differing individuals. We demonstrate that some of the feasible and Pareto efficient tax schedules that satisfy self-selection can only be identified by maximizing a welfare function of the above form if (at least) one of the individuals in the economy is assigned a negative weight.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by The International Society for Economic Theory in its journal International Journal of Economic Theory.
Volume (Year): 3 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
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- Tommy Andersson, 2007. "A Note on Nonlinear Income Taxes and the Utility Possibility Set," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 8(5), pages 1-8.
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