Rank-Dependent Measures of Bi-Polarization and Marginal Tax Reforms
AbstractIn this paper, we investigate a dual class of bi-polarization indices, namely rank-dependent bi-polarization indices. We show that these indices may be characterized with the generalized positional transfer sensitivity property. We find necessary and sufficient conditions in order to identify bi-polarization-reducing marginal tax reforms. Precisely, we propose inverse positional dominance criteria based on the comparison of bi-polarization concentration curves. An illustration is presented using the Jordanian Household Expenditure and Income Survey 2002/2003.
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- Paul Makdissi & Stéphane Mussard, 2010. "Rank-Dependent Measures of Bi-Polarization and Marginal Tax Reforms," Working Papers 1001E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
- Paul Makdissi & Stephane Mussard, 2010. "Rank-Dependent Measures of Bi-Polarization and Marginal Tax Reforms," Cahiers de recherche 10-01, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
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