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Author Boadway, Robin W., 1943-
Title From optimal tax theory to tax policy [electronic resource] : retrospective and prospective views / Robin Boadway.
Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2012.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-ebrary    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description vi, 290 p. : ill.
Series Munich lectures in economics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- From tax theory to policy : an overview -- Landmarks of optimal tax theory -- The evolution of policy and advice -- Challenges for the theory of tax policy -- Commitment -- Heterogeneity of individual utility functions -- Behavioral issues -- Responsibility and compensation -- Political economy -- Optimal analysis versus reform analysis -- Summary of lessons for tax policy -- Policy lessons from optimal tax theory -- Uniformity of commodity taxes -- The Corlett-Hague theorem -- The Atkinson-Stiglitz theorem -- Production efficiency : implications and caveats -- Capital taxation and the personal tax base -- Linear taxation in a dynamic setting -- Nonlinear taxation in a dynamic setting -- The issue of progressivity -- Asymmetric information and market failure -- Policy lessons from normative analysis -- Relaxing the second-best constraints -- The use of supplementary policy instruments -- Making use of, and acquiring, more information -- Conclusions -- Challenges for second-best analysis -- Fundamentals of the standard approach -- The commitment issue -- Heterogeneous preferences and utility -- Behavioral issues -- Political economy -- Concluding comments.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Taxation.
Fiscal policy.
Added Author ebrary, Inc.
ISBN 9780262017114 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780262301688 (e-book)
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