Comments on Social Insurance and the Optimum Piecewise Linear Income Tax
Using Varian´s social insurance framework with a piecewise linear two bracket income tax, where t_1 is the tax rate in the lower bracket and t_1+t_2 is the tax rate in the upper bracket, Strawcynski (1998) claims that optimal requires t_1^*
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- Joel Slemrod & Shlomo Yitzhaki & Joram Mayshar, 1991.
"The Optimal Two-Bracket Linear Income Tax,"
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- Strawczynski, Michel, 1998. "Social insurance and the optimum piecewise linear income tax," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(3), pages 371-388, September.
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