Public Goods, Self-Selection and Optimal Income Taxation
AbstractUsing the self-selection approach to tax analysis, this paper derives a modified Samuelson Rule for the provision of public goods when the government deploys an optimal non-linear income tax. This approach gives a straightforward interpretation of the central result in this area, generalizes it , and provides a simple characterization of optimal policy in a wide range of circumstances.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 828.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Jul 1991
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- Boadway, Robin & Keen, Michael, 1993. "Public Goods, Self-Selection and Optimal Income Taxation," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 34(3), pages 463-78, August.
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