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Computation of the compensating variation within a random utility model using GAUSS software

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  • Marilena Locatelli

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  • Steinar Strøm

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In this paper we describe a software instrument, implemented with GAUSS, to evaluate a tax reform in terms of change in household welfare, and in particular in term of Compensating Variation (CV), within a random utility model. The program flow and the program list with comments are supplied.

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  • Marilena Locatelli & Steinar Strøm, 2006. "Computation of the compensating variation within a random utility model using GAUSS software," CHILD Working Papers wp02_06, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY.
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    1. John K. Dagsvik & Marilena Locatelli & Steinar Strøm, 2009. "Tax Reform, Sector-specific Labor Supply and Welfare Effects," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 111(2), pages 299-321, June.

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    Keywords

    Compensating variation; computing welfare change; GAUSS application; tax system evaluation;

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    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • B21 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Microeconomics

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