Nonlinear Income Taxes and the Utility Possibility Set
AbstractThis article analyzes constrained Pareto efficient nonlinear income tax schedules that are monotonic chains to the left. It is demonstrated that as long as all individuals have a positive consumption at the tax schedule that maximizes the utility of the worst-off individual, the constrained utility possibility set is convex. As a consequence, all constrained Pareto efficient nonlinear income tax schedules that are monotonic chains to the left can be identified by maximizing a weighted summation of net utilities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2005:20.
Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 04 Mar 2005
Date of revision: 05 Oct 2005
Publication status: Published in Economics Bulletin, 2007, pages 1-8.
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Nonlinear income taxation; Utility possibility set; Convexity;
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