Revealed Preference for Car Tax Cuts: An Empirical Study of Perceived Fiscal Incidence
AbstractVoting in an election in which elimination of the local car tax is the central issue shows how a highly visible universal tax cut can prevail in the electoral process even if benefits are skewed toward upper income households. These results are consistent with positive models of fiscal structure choice in which fiscal systems are the consequence of support maximizing politicians attempting to supply net benefits to easily identifiable interest groups without generating significant opposition from other groups.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, College of William and Mary in its series Working Papers with number 08.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 10 Nov 2004
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Targeted universalism; Personal property taxes; Tax revolt;
Other versions of this item:
- David Feldman & Robert Archibald, 2009. "Revealed preferences for car tax cuts: an empirical study of perceived fiscal incidence," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(12), pages 1495-1500.
- David H Feldman & Samuel H Baker, 2004. "Revealed Preferences for Car Tax Cuts: an Empirical Study of Perceived Fiscal Incidence," Public Economics 0411002, EconWPA.
- H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
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