Optimal Commodity Taxation and Redistribution within Households

Using a collective model of consumption, we characterize optimal commodity taxes aimed at targeting specific individuals within the household. The main message is that distortionary indirect taxation can circumvent the agency problem of the household. Essentially, taxation should discourage less the...

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Main Author: Bargain, Olivier
Donni, Olivier
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: 2011
Related: THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Data of publication: 2011
Series: THEMA Working Papers
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Database: RePEc
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