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The Ahmad-Stern approach revisited: Variants and an application to Mexico

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  • Urzúa, Carlos M.

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This paper extends the methodology first proposed by Ahmad and Stern for the design of tax reforms that are optimal at the margin. The extension centers on a sharper approximation of welfare measures. The original approach and its variant are illustrated in the case of the current Mexican tax system.

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Paper provided by Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México in its series EGAP Working Papers with number 2004-05.

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Date of creation: May 2004
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