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The Government-Taxpayer Game

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  • David CARFI

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    (IAMIS, Institute for the Applications of Mathematics and Integrated Sciences Department of Mathematics, University of California at Riverside, USA)

  • Caterina FICI

    ()
    (Business Administrator at VF of V. Fici, Italy)

Abstract

In this paper, we model - quantitatively – a possible realistic interaction between a taxpayer and his Government. We formalize, in a general setting, this strategic interaction. Moreover, we analyze completely a particular realistic sample of the general model. We determine the entire payoff space of the sample game; we find the unique Nash equilibrium of the interaction; we determine the payoff Pareto maximal boundary, the conservative payoff zone and the conservative core of the game (part of Pareto boundary greater than the conservative payoff of the game). Finally, we suggest possible compromise solutions between the two players. From an economic point of view, the sample chosen gives an example of normative settings, for which, there is no reason (convenience), for the taxpayer, to evade the taxes or to declare less than his real income, when his behavior is conservative (defensive, risk-averse). Moreover, the two proposed compromise solutions (which realize the maximum collective gain) could be significantly applied to distinguished taxpayer (big companies and so on).

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Article provided by ASERS Publishing in its journal Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields.

Volume (Year): III (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 13-25

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Handle: RePEc:srs:tpref1:2:v:3:y:2012:i:1:p:13-25

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Keywords: Government; taxpayer; tax; fiscal policy; tax evasion.;

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  3. Carfì, David & Perrone, Emanuele, 2011. "Game complete analysis of Bertrand Duopoly," MPRA Paper 31302, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. David CARFÌ & Angelica PINTAUDI, 2012. "Optimal Participation In Illegitimate Market Activities: Complete Analysis Of 2-Dimensional Cases," Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, ASERS Publishing, vol. 0(1), pages 10-25, June.
  5. Carfì, David & Perrone, Emanuele, 2011. "Asymmetric Bertrand duopoly: game complete analysis by algebra system Maxima," MPRA Paper 35417, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. David CARFÌ & Daniele SCHILIRÒ, 2011. "Crisis In The Euro Area. Coopetitive Game Solutions As New Policy Tools," Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields, ASERS Publishing, vol. 0(1), pages 23-36, June.
  7. Carfì, David & Schilirò, Daniele, 2012. "Global green economy and environmental sustainability: a coopetitive model," MPRA Paper 37018, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Carfì, David & Gambarelli, Gianfranco & Uristani, Angelo, 2011. "Balancing pairs of interfering elements," MPRA Paper 35335, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Schilirò, Daniele & Carfì, David, 2012. "A framework of coopetitive games:applications to the Greek crisis," MPRA Paper 37855, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. Carfì, David & Perrone, Emanuele, 2012. "Game complete analysis of symmetric Cournot duopoly," MPRA Paper 35930, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  11. Carfì, David, 2009. "Differentiable game complete analysis for tourism firm decisions," MPRA Paper 29193, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  12. Carfì, David & Schilirò, Daniele, 2011. "A model of coopetitive games and the Greek crisis," MPRA Paper 32098, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  13. Carfì, David, 2011. "Financial Lie groups," MPRA Paper 31303, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  14. Carfì, David & Musolino, Francesco, 2012. "A coopetitive approach to financial markets stabilization and risk management," MPRA Paper 37098, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  15. Carfì, David & Ricciardello, Angela, 2011. "Mixed extensions of decision-form games," MPRA Paper 28971, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  16. Carfì, David & Ricciardello, Angela, 2009. "Non-reactive strategies in decision-form games," MPRA Paper 29262, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  17. Carfì, David & Ricciardello, Angela & Agreste, Santa, 2011. "An Algorithm for payoff space in C1 parametric games," MPRA Paper 32099, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  19. David Carfi & Francesco Musolino, 2011. "Fair Redistribution In Financial Markets: A Game Theory Complete Analysis," Journal of Advanced Studies in Finance, ASERS Publishing, vol. 0(2), pages 74-100, December.
  20. David Carfì & Emanuele Perrone, 2013. "Asymmetric Cournot Duopoly: A Game Complete Analysis," Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, Lifescience Global, vol. 2, pages 194-202.
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  22. Carfì, David & Patané, Giusy & Pellegrino, Samantha, 2011. "Coopetitive games and sustainability in project financing," MPRA Paper 32039, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  23. Carfì, David & Musolino, Francesco, 2011. "Game complete analysis for financial markets stabilization," MPRA Paper 34901, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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