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Applied Welfare Economics

Chris Jones

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199281978
eISBN:
9780191602535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281971.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Important results in the applied welfare literature are used to extend a conventional Harberger cost-benefit analysis. A conventional welfare equation is obtained for marginal policy changes in a ... More


Optimal Tax Theory: A Synthesis

James A. Mirrlees

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses and unifies some uncoordinated parts of the theory of optimal taxation. It includes a discussion on the development of methods of analysis that can be quickly and easily ... More


The Theory of Optimal Taxation

James A. Mirrlees

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the theory of optimal taxation, without including a discussion on the optimization of macro-economic models that are used to treat several aspects of public policy. Information ... More


Taxation and Economic Growth

Raymond G. Batina and Toshihiro Ihori

in Consumption Tax Policy and the Taxation of Capital Income

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297901
eISBN:
9780191685361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297901.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses literature concerning optimal taxation, based on versions of the Ramsey growth model. Several economists showed that it is sub-optimal to tax capital income in the long run. ... More


Taxing Uncertain Incomes

James A. Mirrlees

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the issue of guessing whether the uncertainty of labour income results should be a reason for higher or lower marginal tax rates. In 1980, Varian was able to examine the ... More


Optimal Redistributive Taxation

Matti Tuomala

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753414
eISBN:
9780191815058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753414.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Financial Economics

The book explains in depth the Mirrlees model itself and presents various extensions of it. The first set of extensions considers changing the preferences for consumption and work: ... More


An Approach to Applied Welfare Economics

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

One of the contributions of this book is to use and develop the principles of modern public finance for the analysis of LDCs (less developed countries). This is done by borrowing from two ... More


The Public Economics of the Environment

Agnar Sandmo

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297987
eISBN:
9780191596858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829798X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book is an application of the modern theory of public economics to central issues in the design of environmental policy. Ch. 1 reviews the basic issues in a simple partial equilibrium framework. ... More


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


Migration and Optimal Income Taxes

James A. Mirrlees

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the optimal taxation of foreign incomes by LDCs in models that may be a little more realistic than the Bhagwati-Hamada model. The arguments posed apply only to LDCs with ... More


The Tax Structure and the Environment

Agnar Sandmo

in The Public Economics of the Environment

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297987
eISBN:
9780191596858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829798X.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The determination of a system of environmental taxes must be seen in conjunction with the design of the tax system as a whole. The present analysis is based on a model of optimal commodity taxation ... More


Optimal Progressive Taxation in a Model with Endogenous Skill Supply

Konstantinos Angelopoulos, Stylianos Asimakopoulos, and James Malley

in Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

For a reforming government intent on improving efficiency, a natural way to discriminate between alternatives is via optimal taxation. In light of this, we examine quantitatively the extent of ... More


Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Linear Stochastic Economy

Thomas J. Sargent and François R. Velde

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Lucas and Stokey (1983) economy without capital is used to exhibit features of the Lucas and Stokey model of optimal taxation, and show how they compare with Barro's (1979) tax‐smoothing model. ... More


The Optimum Town

James A. Mirrlees

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses a proposal of a simple model that would allow discussions on the optimal taxation of land and the optimal pricing of transportation. This proposal was made after it was ... More


The New Economics and Politics of Taxation

Johan Christensen

in The Power of Economists within the State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600492
eISBN:
9781503601857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600492.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter provides an introduction to the changing economics and politics of taxation. It describes the rise and fall of the postwar tax regime and discusses the new economic ideas about taxation ... More


Time-Consistent Climate Policies

Maria Elisa Belfiori

in Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029247
eISBN:
9780262329736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029247.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The paper studies the optimal taxation of carbon emissions in a model with hyperbolic discounting. The social discount rate varies over time and a problem of time inconsistency arises. It is shown ... More


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