Nonlinear Taxation and Punishment
The paper analyzes nonlinear tax schedules that are identified by maximizing a welfare function represented by a weighted summation of net utilities over a set of n>=3 differing individuals. We demonstrate that some of the feasible and Pareto efficient tax schedules that satisfy self-selection can only be identified by maximizing a welfare function of the above form if (at least) one of the individuals in the economy is assigned a negative weight.
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|Date of creation:||30 Sep 2005|
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|Publication status:||Published in International Journal of Economic Theory, 2007, pages 49-58.|
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