Comparative Static Properties of Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxes
AbstractComparative static properties of optimal nonlinear income taxes are obtained for a finite population version o f the Mirrlees income-tax model with a weighted utilitarian social we lfare function and quasilinear preferences. The parameters which are varied are the weights in the welfare function, the slope of the prod uction constraint, and a parameter in the utility function. The endog enous variables are the consumers' consumption levels, pretax incomes (labor supplies in efficiency units), utility levels, and marginal t ax rates. Copyright 1987 by The Econometric Society.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Econometric Society in its journal Econometrica.
Volume (Year): 55 (1987)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
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