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Analyzing the impact of indirect tax reforms on rank-dependent social welfare functions: a positional dominance approach

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  • Paul Makdissi

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  • Stéphane Mussard

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A new approach is developed to identify thorough marginal tax reforms for pairs of commodities and to test for the robustness of their impacts on Yaari's dual social welfare functions. S-concentration curves are provided for every order of positional dominance and an illustration is performed using Canadian data.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

Volume (Year): 30 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 385-399

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Cited by:
  1. Paul Makdissi & Myra Yazbeck, 2012. "Measuring Socioeconomic Health Inequalities in Presence of Multiple Categorical Information," Working Papers 1208E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  2. Paul Makdissi & Myra Yazbeck, 2012. "Avoiding Blinding to Health Status: A New Class of Health Achievement and Inequality Indices," Working Papers 1207E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  3. Makdissi, Paul & Mussard, Stéphane, 2006. "Decomposition of s-Concentration Curves," IRISS Working Paper Series 2006-09, IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD.
  4. Wasiu Adekunle Are, 2012. "Poverty-Reducing Directions of Indirect Marginal Tax Reforms in Ireland," Working Papers 201230, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
  5. Paul Makdissi & Myra Yaxbeck, 2009. "Assessing the Redistributive Impact of Higher Education Tuition Fees Reforms: The Case of Québec," Working Papers 0902E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  6. Marcel Mérette & Patrick Georges, 2009. "Demographic Changes and the Gains from Globalisation: An Overlapping Generations CGE Analysis," Working Papers 0903E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  7. Paul Makdissi & Stephane Mussard, 2010. "Rank-Dependent Measures of Bi-Polarization and Marginal Tax Reforms," Cahiers de recherche 10-01, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
  8. Paul Makdissi & Myra Yazbeck, 2012. "On the Measurement of Indignation," Working Papers 1213E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.

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