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Redistributive Taxation in a Partial-Insurance Economy

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  • Kjetil Storesletten

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

  • Giovanni L. Violante

    (New York University)

  • Jonathan Heathcote

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

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We conduct a welfare analysis of redistributive labor taxation in a tractable heterogeneous-agents economy. We highlight four key considerations that determine the optimal overall progressivity of the tax schedule: (i) the preference weight on public consumption goods, (ii) the variance of idiosyncratic risk, (iii) the fraction of idiosyncratic risk that can be insured privately, and (iv) the elasticity of labor supply.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2010 Meeting Papers with number 1124.

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Date of creation: 2010
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  1. Marios Karabarbounis, 2013. "Heterogeneity in labor supply elasticity and optimal taxation," Working Paper 13-13, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
  2. Del Negro, Marco & Perri, Fabrizio & Schivardi, Fabiano, 2010. "Tax buyouts," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(5), pages 576-595, July.
    • Marco Del Negro & Fabrizio Perri & Fabiano Schivardi, 2010. "Tax buyouts," NBER Working Papers 15847, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    • Marco Del Negro & Fabrizio Perri & Fabiano Schivardi, 2010. "Tax buyouts," Staff Report 441, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
    • Marco Del Negro & Fabrizio Perri & Fabiano Schivardi, 2010. "Tax buyouts," Staff Reports 467, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    • Marco Del Negro & Fabrizio Perri & Fabiano Schivardi, 2010. "Tax Buyouts," EIEF Working Papers Series 1007, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), revised Mar 2010.
  3. Krueger, Dirk & Ludwig, Alexander, 2013. "Optimal Progressive Taxation and Education Subsidies in a Model of Endogenous Human Capital Formation," MEA discussion paper series 13267, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.
  4. Markus Poschke & Baris Kaymak & Ozan Bakis, 2012. "On the Optimality of Progressive Income Redistribution," 2012 Meeting Papers 837, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  5. Ozan Bakis & Baris Kaymak, 2012. "On the Optimality of Progressive Income Redistribution," Cahiers de recherche 10-2012, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en ├ęconomie quantitative, CIREQ.
  6. Trabandt, Mathias & Uhlig, Harald, 2011. "The Laffer curve revisited," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(4), pages 305-327.
  7. Rong Hai, 2013. "The Determinants of Rising Inequality in Health Insurance and Wages: An Equilibrium Model of Workers' Compensation and Health Care Policies," PIER Working Paper Archive 13-019, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
  8. Bagchi, Shantanu, 2013. "Is the Social Security Crisis Really as Bad as We Think?," MPRA Paper 56294, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised May 2014.

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