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Optimal tax mix with merit goods

Racionero, María Del Mar 2001, Optimal tax mix with merit goods, Oxford economic papers, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 628-641.

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Title Optimal tax mix with merit goods
Author(s) Racionero, María Del Mar
Journal name Oxford economic papers
Volume number 53
Issue number 4
Start page 628
End page 641
Total pages 14 p.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0030-7653
1464-3812
Summary This paper deals with optimal taxation in a two‐class economy with two private commodities and labour. We derive optimal non‐linear income and linear commodity taxes in the presence of merit goods. We formulate merit good arguments via a pathology of individual choice. We assume weak separability between consumption and leisure and show how the standard optimal tax results are modified due to merit good considerations.
Language eng
Field of Research 140219 Welfare Economics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Oxford University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001117

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Economics
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