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Revisiting the optimal linear income tax with categorical transfers

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Sean Edward Slack

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When individuals differ in both productivity and some categorical attribute, optimal linear/piecewise-linear tax expressions are written to capture cases where it is suboptimal to eliminate inequality in the average social marginal value of income between categorical groups. Simulations provide examples.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
JournalEconomics Letters
Early online date26 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015

    Research areas

  • Between-group inequality, Categorical benefit, Linear income, Tax, Social marginal value of income

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