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Simple Formulae for Optimal Income Taxation and the Measurement of Inequality *

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0030
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the measurement of inequality, in particular measuring when one income distribution is more unequal than another for any inequality averse social welfare function. While the ... More


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