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Using bracket creep to raise revenue: a bad idea whose time has passed

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  • David Altig
  • Charles T. Carlstrom

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An argument that raising federal revenues through suspending indexation of the personal income-tax code is inefficient in that it is inferior to direct increases in marginal tax rates.

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  • David Altig & Charles T. Carlstrom, 1993. "Using bracket creep to raise revenue: a bad idea whose time has passed," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Q II, pages 2-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1993:i:qii:p:2-11:n:v.29no.2
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    1. David E. Altig & Jagadeesh Gokhale, 1993. "An overview of the Clinton budget plan," Economic Commentary, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Mar.
    2. John A. Tatom, 1985. "Federal income tax reform in 1985: indexation," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Feb, pages 5-12.
    3. David E. Altig & Charles T. Carlstrom, 1991. "Bracket creep in the age of indexing: have we solved the problem?," Working Paper 9108, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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    1. Charles T. Carlstrom & David Altig, 1999. "Marginal Tax Rates and Income Inequality in a Life-Cycle Model," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(5), pages 1197-1215, December.
    2. Heer, Burkhard & Süssmuth, Bernd, 2013. "Tax bracket creep and its effects on income distribution," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 38(PB), pages 393-408.
    3. Felipe Larraín, "undated". "Estabilización, Tipo de Cambio Real e Ingresos Fiscales," Documentos de Trabajo 173, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
    4. Zhu, Junyi, 2015. "Bracket creep revisited - with and without r>g: Evidence from Germany," Discussion Papers 37/2015, Deutsche Bundesbank.
    5. G. Dean Crader & Joseph H. Haslag, 2017. "Computing State Average Marginal Income Tax Rate: An Application to Missouri Abstract: Using filing-level data, we compute the average marginal income tax rate for the State of Missouri. We have data ," Working Papers 1711, Department of Economics, University of Missouri.
    6. Felipe Larraín, 1997. "Estabilización, Tipo de Cambio e Ingresos Fiscales: El Contexto Latinoamericano," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 34(102), pages 161-188.

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