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Optimal Redistributive Policy with Endogenous Wages


  • Luca Micheletto


Using the self-selection framework developed by Stiglitz (1982, 1987) and Stern (1982), the paper reconsiders the issue of the desirability of public provision of private goods in a simple two-class economy where wages are endogenous and the policymaker has access to what is commonly known as the mixed tax system, i.e., the tax structure consisting of a nonlinear income tax plus a set of linear commodity taxes.

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  • Luca Micheletto, 2004. "Optimal Redistributive Policy with Endogenous Wages," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 60(2), pages 141-141, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(200408)60:2_141:orpwew_2.0.tx_2-7

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    Cited by:

    1. Bastani, Spencer & Blomquist, Sören & Micheletto, Luca, 2010. "Public Provision of Private Goods, Tagging and Optimal Income Taxation with Heterogeneity in Needs," Working Paper Series, Center for Fiscal Studies 2010:14, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
    2. Firouz Gahvari, 2014. "Second-Best Pigouvian Taxation: A Clarification," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 59(4), pages 525-535, December.
    3. Firouz Gahvari, 2014. "Second-Best Taxation of Incomes and Non-Labor Inputs in a Model with Endogenous Wages," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 16(6), pages 917-935, December.

    More about this item


    optimal nonlinear income tax; optimal linear commodity taxes; in-kind transfers; endogenous wages;

    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods


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