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The Game Form Approach to Redistribution

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  • Schroyen, Fred
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    This paper reviews the game form approach to redistributive policies. This approach provides a justification for studying tax systems as good institutional arrangements for reallocating resources in a heterogeneous society. After situating the problem of asymmetric information for public policy, the paper provides a short overview of the main concepts and results in implementation theory. Next, these tools are used to inquire about the possibility to decentralise the reallocation of resources in a production economy with the help of tax/transfer systems. Finally, the paper deals with some recent extensions of the theory. A simple example is used throughout to illustrate the different results. Copyright 1997 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Economic Surveys.

    Volume (Year): 11 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 191-219

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jecsur:v:11:y:1997:i:2:p:191-219

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