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Non-linear Capital Taxation Without Commitment

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  • Emmanuel Farhi
  • Christopher Sleet
  • Iván Werning
  • Sevin Yeltekin

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We study efficient non-linear taxation of labour and capital in a dynamic Mirrleesian model incorporating political economy constraints. Policies are chosen sequentially over time, without commitment. Our main result is that the marginal tax on capital income is progressive, in the sense that richer agents face higher marginal tax rates. Copyright , Oxford University Press.

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  • Emmanuel Farhi & Christopher Sleet & Iván Werning & Sevin Yeltekin, 2012. "Non-linear Capital Taxation Without Commitment," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 79(4), pages 1469-1493.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:restud:v:79:y:2012:i:4:p:1469-1493
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