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Optimal Provision of Public Goods with Rank Dependent Expected Utility

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  • Eide, Erling

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In this paper the theory of rank-dependent expected utility (RDEU) is substituted for the theory of expected utility (EU) in a model of optimal provision of public goods. The substitution generalizes the Samuelson rule, previously modified to include deadweight loss and tax evasion loss.

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 03/2003.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 12 Oct 2002
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:2003_003

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Keywords: Tax evasion; optimal taxation; rank dependent expected utility;

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  1. Erling Eide & Kristine von Simson & Steinar Strøm, 2010. "Rank Dependent Utility, Tax Evasion and Labor Supply," CESifo Working Paper Series 3213, CESifo Group Munich.

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