Tax progressivity and top incomes: Evidence from tax reforms?

We study the link between tax progressivity and top income shares. Using variation from large-scale Western tax reforms in the 1980s and 1990s and the novel synthetic control method, we find large and lasting boosting impacts on top income shares from the progressivity reductions. Effects are larges...

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Volume: 1161
Main Author: Rubolino, Enrico
Waldenström, Daniel
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Stockholm Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) 2017
published in: IFN Working Paper Vol. 1161
Data of publication: 2017
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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