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Beurteilung der Verteilungswirkungen der „rot-grünen“ Einkommensteuerpolitik

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  • Ralf Maiterth
  • Heiko Müller

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On the basis of an empirical analysis we discuss two alternative criterions to quantify distribu-tional effects of the income tax cut enforced by the former German red-green-government. Distributional effects can be measured by the impact of a tax reform either on the distribution of income or the distribution of the tax burden. We show the importance of the applied crite-rion for the interpretation of the results. Furthermore, we highlight the problems of focussing on the impact of a tax reform on the net income of taxpayers. It seems preferable to assess distributional effects by the impact of a tax reform on the disproportionality of the tax burden.

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  • Ralf Maiterth & Heiko Müller, 2009. "Beurteilung der Verteilungswirkungen der „rot-grünen“ Einkommensteuerpolitik," Schmollers Jahrbuch : Journal of Applied Social Science Studies / Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 129(3), pages 375-390.
  • Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqsjb:v129_y2009_i1_q1_p375-390
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    JEL classification:

    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies

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