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Progressivity, inequality reduction and merging-proofness in taxation

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  • JU, Biung-Ghi
  • MORENO-TERNERO, Juan D.

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Progressivity, inequality reduction and merging-proofness are three wellknown axioms in taxation. We investigate implications of each of the three axioms through characterizations of several families of taxation rules and their logical relations. We also study the preservation of these axioms under two operators on taxation rules, the so-called convexity operator and minimal-burden operator, which give intuitive procedures for determining tax schedules.

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  • JU, Biung-Ghi & MORENO-TERNERO, Juan D., 2006. "Progressivity, inequality reduction and merging-proofness in taxation," LIDAM Discussion Papers CORE 2006075, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    Keywords

    taxation; progressivity; inequality reduction; mergingproofness; convexity operator; minimal-burden operator;
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    JEL classification:

    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General

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