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The impact of changing skill levels on optimal nonlinear income taxes

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  • Brett, Craig
  • Weymark, John A.

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The impact of changing an individual's skill level on the solution to a finite population version of the Mirrlees optimal nonlinear income tax problem with quasilinear-in-leisure preferences is investigated. It is shown that it is possible to sign the directions of change in everyone's optimal consumptions and optimal marginal tax rates in response to such a change.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Public Economics.

Volume (Year): 92 (2008)
Issue (Month): 7 (July)
Pages: 1765-1771

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Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:92:y:2008:i:7:p:1765-1771

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  1. Craig Brett, 2012. "The effects of population aging on optimal redistributive taxes in an overlapping generations model," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 19(6), pages 777-799, December.
  2. CREMER, Helmuth & PESTIAU, Pierre & RACIONERO, Maria, 2007. "Unequal wages for equal utilities," CORE Discussion Papers 2007095, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  3. Craig Brett & John A. Weymark, 2010. "How Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxes Change When the Distribution of the Population Changes," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 1003, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
  4. CREMER, Helmuth & DE DONDER, Philippe & PESTIEAU, Pierre, . "Education and social mobility," CORE Discussion Papers RP -2248, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  5. Laurent Simula, 2010. "Optimal nonlinear income tax and nonlinear pricing: optimality conditions and comparative static properties," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 199-220, July.
  6. Simula, Laurent & Trannoy, Alain, 2010. "Optimal income tax under the threat of migration by top-income earners," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(1-2), pages 163-173, February.
  7. Alan Krause, 2008. "Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxation with Learning-by-Doing," Discussion Papers 08/08, Department of Economics, University of York.
  8. Krause, Alan, 2009. "Optimal nonlinear income taxation with learning-by-doing," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(9-10), pages 1098-1110, October.

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