nep-pub New Economics Papers
on Public Finance
Issue of 2007‒12‒19
two papers chosen by
Kwang Soo Cheong
Johns Hopkins University

  1. Dynamic Mirrlees Taxation and Political Economy By Daron Acemoglu; Michael Golosov; Aleh Tsyvinski
  2. Against 'Gender-based taxation' By Saint-Paul, Gilles

  1. By: Daron Acemoglu; Michael Golosov; Aleh Tsyvinski
    Date: 2007–12–12
  2. By: Saint-Paul, Gilles
    Abstract: This paper criticizes the Alesina and Ichino (2007) proposal of taxing men more than women. First, the proposal is outright sex discrimination. Second, it cannot be Pareto-improving. Third, its virtues in terms of efficiency are better obtained by gender-neutral voluntary schemes for taxing households. Fourth, the tax would further undermine marriage.
    Keywords: Gender; Sex; Taxation
    JEL: H2 J2 J3 J7
    Date: 2007–12

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