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Marginal and Non Marginal Commodity Tax Reforms with Rank Two and Rank Three Demographic Demand Systems

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  • Ray, R

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This paper provides evidence showing that the insensivity of marginal commodity tax reforms to demand specification, observed in recent studies, does not extend to the non marginal case. The size of the tax change has a sharp impact on commodity tax reforms. In constrast to priceeffects, neither household composition nor quadratic Engel curves alters significantly the direction of tax change.

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  • Ray, R, 1997. "Marginal and Non Marginal Commodity Tax Reforms with Rank Two and Rank Three Demographic Demand Systems," Papers 1997-02, Tasmania - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:tasman:1997-02
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    1. Rinaldo Brau & Massimo Florio, 2004. "Privatisations as price reforms: Evaluating consumers' welfare changes in the U.K," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 75-76, pages 109-133.
    2. Alessandro Santoro, 2007. "Marginal Commodity Tax Reforms: A Survey," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 21(4), pages 827-848, September.
    3. Massimo Florio & Rinaldo Brau, 2001. "Privatisations as price reforms: an analysis of consumers' welfare change in the U.K," Departmental Working Papers 2001-19, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano.
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    5. Urakawa, Kunio & Oshio, Takashi, 2010. "Comparing marginal commodity tax reforms in Japan and Korea," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 579-592, December.
    6. Chen, Shu-Ling & Chern, Wen S. & Lin, Yi-Ru & Liu, Kang Ernest, 2015. "Effects of food safety and health risk information on demand for food in Taiwan," 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California 205452, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association;Western Agricultural Economics Association.
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    Keywords

    TAXATION ; CONSUMPTION;

    JEL classification:

    • B23 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Econometrics; Quantitative and Mathematical Studies
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation

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