Nonlinear Taxation and Punishment
AbstractThe paper analyzes nonlinear tax schedules that are identified by maximizing a welfare function represented by a weighted summation of net utilities over a set of n>=3 differing individuals. We demonstrate that some of the feasible and Pareto efficient tax schedules that satisfy self-selection can only be identified by maximizing a welfare function of the above form if (at least) one of the individuals in the economy is assigned a negative weight.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2005:41.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 30 Sep 2005
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Publication status: Published in International Journal of Economic Theory, 2007, pages 49-58.
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Nonlinear taxation; Pareto efficiency; self-selection; welfare weights;
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- Tommy Andersson, 2007. "A Note on Nonlinear Income Taxes and the Utility Possibility Set," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 8(5), pages 1-8.
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