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Optimal Taxes and Transfers in a Multilevel Public Sector

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  • Thomas Aronsson
  • Magnus Wikström

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This paper analyzes taxes and transfers in an economy with three distinct levels of government. It is assumed that the different levels of government raise revenue through distortionary income taxation, resulting in vertical fiscal externalities. We show how to implement a socially optimal resource allocation when (i) the different levels of government act as Nash competitors to one another, and (ii) when one or several of the governmental entities act as Stackelberg leaders.

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Article provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal FinanzArchiv.

Volume (Year): 58 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 158-

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Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(200202)58:2_158:otatia_2.0.tx_2-m

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Cited by:
  1. Aronsson, Thomas & Blomquist, Sören, 2004. "Redistribution and Provision of Public Goods in an Economic Federation," UmeÃ¥ Economic Studies 636, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  2. Aronsson, Thomas & Blomquist, Sören & Micheletto, Luca, 2007. "Where Should the Elderly Live and Who Should Pay for their Care? A Study in Demographics and Geographical Economics," Working Paper Series 2007:6, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  3. Aronsson, Thomas, 2010. "Optimal income taxation and decentralized fiscal federalism," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 187-195, July.
  4. Granlund, David, 2005. "Sickness absence and health care in an economic federation," UmeÃ¥ Economic Studies 665, Umeå University, Department of Economics, revised 13 Apr 2007.
  5. Aronsson, Thomas, 2007. "General Income Taxation, Public Goods and Decentralized Leadership," UmeÃ¥ Economic Studies 715, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  6. David Granlund, 2007. "Sickness absence and health care in an economic federation," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 503-524, August.

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