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A Comparative Analysis of Tax Progressivity in the United States: a Reexamination

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  • Donald W. Kiefer

    (Congressional Research Service Library of Congress)

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This article reexamines the measures of tax progressivity in the fifty states derived Abstract by Greene and Balkan (1987) and finds them to be substantially in error. Recalcu lated progressivity indexes provided in this article exhibit far less deviation than the indexes published by Greene and Balkan.

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  • Donald W. Kiefer, 1991. "A Comparative Analysis of Tax Progressivity in the United States: a Reexamination," Public Finance Review, , vol. 19(1), pages 94-108, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:pubfin:v:19:y:1991:i:1:p:94-108
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    1. Ugo Panizza, 1999. "Income Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from the American Data," Research Department Publications 4178, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    2. Ugo Panizza, 1999. "Desigualdad del ingreso y crecimiento económico: elementos de juicio de datos de USA," Research Department Publications 4179, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.

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