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Decomposition of s-Concentration Curves

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  • Makdissi, Paul

    (GREDI, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Mussard, Stéphane

    (CEPS/INSTEAD, GREDI, GEREM)

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For any given order of stochastic dominance, standard concentration curves are decomposed into contribution curves corresponding to within-group inequalities, between-group inequalities, and transvariational inequalities. We prove, for all orders, that contribution curve dominance implies systematically welfare-improving tax reforms and conversely. Accordingly, we point out some undesirable fiscal reforms since a welfare expansion may be costly in terms of particular inequalities.

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Paper provided by IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD in its series IRISS Working Paper Series with number 2006-09.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
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Keywords: Concentration curves ; Contribution curves ; Stochastic dominance ; Tax reforms;

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