Majority support for progressive income taxation with corner preferences
AbstractThis paper studies voting over quadratic taxation when income is fixed and taxation non distortionary. The set of feasible taxes is compact and self-interested voters have corner preferences. We first show that, if a majority winning tax policy exists, it involves maximum progressivity. We then give a necessary and sufficient condition on the income distribution for a majority winner to exist. This condition appears to be satisfied for a large class of distribution functions.
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ma jority voting; income taxation; tax progressivity;
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- Philippe De Donder & Jean Hindriks, 2004. "Majority Support for Progressive Income Taxation with Corner Preferences," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 118(3_4), pages 437-449, 03.
- DE DONDER, Philippe & HINDRIKS, Jean, . "Majority support for progressive income taxation with corner preferences," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1691, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
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