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An Investigation into Alternative Representations of the Average and Marginal Cost of Public Funds

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  • Hakonsen, L.
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    The literature on the average and marginal cost of public funds and the average and marginal excess burden is presently a very rich one. A problem in this literature, is that a whole range of alternative measures are interpreted as representing the cost from collecting tax revenues. This paper derives and compares some commonly used measures, and adds a couple of new ones. Performing a cross-comparison of the various measures seems to be a useful exercise in order to be able to distinguish between which measure telling us what.

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    Paper provided by Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- in its series Papers with number 11/97.

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    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: 1997
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:norgee:11/97

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    Keywords: TAXATION ; COSTS;

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    1. Lars Hokonsen, 1998. "An Investigation into Alternative Representations of the Marginal Cost of Public Funds," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 5(3), pages 329-343, July.

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