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Taxation of Income and Wealth in a Model of Endogenous Growth


  • Gruner, Hans Peter
  • Heer, Burkhard


This paper explores the effects of inheritance taxation and income taxation on the growth rate in an endogenous growth model with altruistic parents. Human capital is accumulated according to the Standard Lucas specification. The government raises taxes in order to finance a non-productive public good. The public good must be provided in a fixed proportion to output. Pure wealth taxation is proven to deliver a higher steady-state growth rate than any feasible mix of income and wealth taxation.
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  • Gruner, Hans Peter & Heer, Burkhard, 1994. "Taxation of Income and Wealth in a Model of Endogenous Growth," Public Finance = Finances publiques, , vol. 49(3), pages 358-372.
  • Handle: RePEc:pfi:pubfin:v:49:y:1994:i:3:p:358-72

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    Cited by:

    1. Hans Grüner, 1995. "Redistributive policy, inequality and growth," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 62(1), pages 1-23, February.
    2. Grüner, Hans Peter, 1994. "Redistributive policy, inequality and growth," Discussion Papers, Series II 240, University of Konstanz, Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 178 "Internationalization of the Economy".
    3. Grüner, Hans Peter, 1995. "Political redistribution: The role of delegated lobbying and wage bargaining," Discussion Papers, Series II 272, University of Konstanz, Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 178 "Internationalization of the Economy".

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    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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