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Personal Income Tax Reforms: a Genetic Algorithm Approach

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  • Matteo Morini

    (ENS Lyon and University of Torino)

  • Simone Pellegrino

    (University of Torino)

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Given a settled reduction in the present level of tax revenue, and by exploring a very large combinatorial space of tax structures, in this paper we employ a genetic algorithm in order to determine the ‘best’ structure of a real world personal income tax that allows for the maximization of the redistributive effect of the tax, while preventing all taxpayers being worse off than with the present tax structure. We take Italy as a case study.

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  • Matteo Morini & Simone Pellegrino, 2014. "Personal Income Tax Reforms: a Genetic Algorithm Approach," CeRP Working Papers 147, Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy).
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    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies

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