A note on Deaton's theorem on the undesirability of nonuniform excise taxation
AbstractThe paper provides an extension and a new proof of Deaton's theorem on the undesirability of nonuniform excise taxation when income taxes are affine and preferences over consumption goods are separable from labour-leisure choices, homothetic, and identical across agents.
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Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
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Optimal excise taxes Atkinson-Stiglitz theorem Deaton's theorem;
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- Martin Hellwig, 2008. "A Note on Deaton's Theorem on the Undesirability of Nonuniform Excise Taxation," Working Paper Series of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2008_45, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.
- H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
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