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Using bracket creep to raise revenue: a bad idea whose time has passed

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  • David Altig
  • Charles T. Carlstrom

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An argument that raising federal revenues through suspending indexation of the personal income-tax code is inefficient in that it is inferior to direct increases in marginal tax rates.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its journal Economic Review.

Volume (Year): (1993)
Issue (Month): Q II ()
Pages: 2-11

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1993:i:qii:p:2-11:n:v.29no.2

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Keywords: Taxation;

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  1. David Altig & Jagadeesh Gokhale, 1993. "An overview of the Clinton budget plan," Economic Commentary, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Mar.
  2. David Altig & Charles T. Carlstrom, 1991. "Bracket creep in the age of indexing: have we solved the problem?," Working Paper 9108, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  3. John A. Tatom, 1985. "Federal income tax reform in 1985: indexation," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Feb, pages 5-12.
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Cited by:
  1. Charles T. Carlstrom & David Altig, 1999. "Marginal Tax Rates and Income Inequality in a Life-Cycle Model," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(5), pages 1197-1215, December.
  2. Heer, Burkhard & Süssmuth, Bernd, 2013. "Tax bracket creep and its effects on income distribution," Working Papers 123, University of Leipzig, Faculty of Economics and Management Science.
  3. Felipe Larraín, 1997. "Estabilización, Tipo de Cambio e Ingresos Fiscales: El Contexto Latinoamericano," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 34(102), pages 161-188.
  4. Felipe Larraín, . "Estabilización, Tipo de Cambio Real e Ingresos Fiscales," Documentos de Trabajo 173, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..

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