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Redistribution through tax evasion

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  • Adam, Antonis
  • Kammas, Pantelis

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Using a simple model of income redistribution, we show that the government may use tax evasion as a way to redistribute income from the non- evaders to evaders. This will result then to a negative association between income inequality and per capita transfers and inefficiently high taxes.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34803.

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Date of creation: 16 Nov 2011
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Keywords: redistribution; inequality; tax evasion;

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