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Inégalité de patrimoine et progressivité de l'impôt

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  • Audrey Desbonnet

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    (University of Vienna [Vienna])

  • Jean-Olivier Hairault

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor)

This paper studies the impact of the progressivity of income and inheritance tax on wealth inequality in France. By switching to a proportional tax system for each type of tax, we find that income-tax progressivity is more effective than inheritance-tax progressivity in reducing wealth inequality. Income-tax progressivity reduces income risk. The precautionary saving of the wealthiest agents decreases and wealth inequality narrows. Inheritance-tax progressivity does not modify income risk significantly. We also show that inheritance-tax progressivity - unlike income-tax progressivity - is inefficient for reducing income inequality.

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Date of creation: 2010
Publication status: Published in Economie et Prévision, Minefi - Direction de la prévision, 2010, 2 (193), pp.21-41
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-00519050
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