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Privacy, time consistent optimal labor income taxation and education policy

  • Konrad, Kai A.

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    (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)

Incomplete information is a commitment device for time consistency problems. In the contextof time consistent labor income taxation privacy can lead to a Pareto superior outcome and increases the effectiveness of public education as a second best policy.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 82.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Dec 1999
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Publication status: published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2001, 79(3), 503-519
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp82
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