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The Role of Home Production in Voting Over Taxes and Expenditure


  • John Creedy

    () (The University of Melbourne)

  • Solmaz Moslehi

    (The University of Melbourne)


This paper investigates, first, how allowance for subsistence activities, or home production, affects the standard results in models involving the majority choice of the tax rate in a flat tax – basic income scheme. The paper extends the analysis of home production to choices regarding the composition of government expenditure, in situations where there is a tax-financed pure public good in addition to a transfer payment, conditional on a given tax rate. The effect of home production is to reduce the transfer payment in each model, but the effect is small.

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  • John Creedy & Solmaz Moslehi, 2010. "The Role of Home Production in Voting Over Taxes and Expenditure," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 13(1), pages 81-97.
  • Handle: RePEc:ozl:journl:v:13:y:2010:i:1:p:81-97

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    Fiscal Policies; Behavior of Economic Agents; Household Public Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General; Time Allocation and Labor Supply;

    JEL classification:

    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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