Optimal Taxation and Wealth Redistribution


As a model for optimal taxation, we consider a society with homogeneous preferences but unequal incomes. The redistribution of income from high earners to low earners then increases the overall utility derived from the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lane Hughston (Goldsmiths College)
  2. Bernhard K. Meister (Renmin University of China, Beijing)
  3. Robert Zimmer (Goldsmiths College)

Topic Areas

Macroeconomics , Optimization , Utility Theory


WE-A-BU » Managing Conflicting Incentives (11:30 - Wednesday, 18th July, Burke Theater)

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