Redistribution and the marginal Cost of Public Funds
AbstractDiscussion of the marginal cost of public funds with distortionary taxation are often cast in the framework of a one-consumer economy, while the main justification of distortionay taxes is that they are needed for distribution. This paper analyzes the issue in a model with heterogeneous consumers and a linear income tax, focusing on the tradeoff between labour market distortions and the redistribution from high-wage to low-wage workers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- in its series Papers with number 8/97.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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