Economics of Taxation

ISBN-10: 0262016346

ISBN-13: 9780262016346

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Bernard Salanié

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This concise introduction to the economic theories of taxation is intuitive yet rigorous, relating the theories both to existing tax systems and to key empirical studies. The Economics of Taxation offers a thorough discussion of the consequences of taxes on economic decisions and equilibrium outcomes, as well as useful insights into how policy makers should design taxes. It covers such issues of central policy importance as taxation of income from capital, environmental taxation, and tax credits for low-income families. This second edition has been significantly revised and updated. Changes include a substantially rewritten chapter on direct taxation; a discussion of recent research in the chapter on mixed taxation; the replacement of the chapter on capital taxation with a chapter on the "new dynamic public finance"; and considerations of environmental taxation in both theory and policy chapters. The book is aimed at graduate students or advanced undergraduates taking public finance classes as well as economists who want to learn more about the topic. It combines discussion of theory, empirical work, and policy objectives in compact form. Appendixes provide necessary background material on consumer and producer theory and the theory of optimal control.
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List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/9/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Some History
Current Tax Systems
Overview of the Book
The Effects of Taxation
Distortions and Welfare Losses
The Effects of Taxation
Labor Supply
The Effects of Taxation on Savings
Taxation and Risk-Taking
Welfare Losses
Tax Incidence
Partial Equilibrium
The Effect of Payroll Taxes
The General Analysis of Partial Equilibrium
General Equilibrium
The No-Taxation Economy
Introducing Taxes
General Remarks
Infinitesimal Analysis
Final Remarks
Optimal Taxation
Indirect Taxation
Ramsey's Formula
An Informal Approach
The General Model
Some Special Cases
Productive Efficiency
Direct Taxation
The Emergence of the Model
Mirrlees's Model
The Two-Type Case
The Rawlsian Case
The General Approach
The Quasi-linear Case
Heterogeneous Preferences and the Extensive Margin
Endogenous Wage Rates
The Income Tax as an Insurance Device
Mixed Taxation
The Negative Income Tax
Is Indirect Taxation Useful?
Risk and Time
Taxing Savings in a Riskless Economy
A Stochastic Economy
The Inverse Euler Condition
Discouraging Savings
Optimal Taxes
Zero Aggregate Wealth Taxes
Introducing Productive Capital
Corrective Taxes
Pigovian Taxation in Partial Equilibrium
Optimal Green Taxes
The First-Best
The Second-Best
Is There a Double Dividend?
Criticisms of Optimal Taxation
Representing Social Preferences
Tax Reforms
Horizontal Equity
Putting Tax Theory to Work
Taxing Households
Behavioral Economics and Taxation
Some Current Debates
Low-Income Support
Measuring Poverty
The Main Benefits
Guaranteed Minimum Income
The Negative Income Tax
Low-Wage Subsidies
The Minimum Wage
The Lessons from Theory
The Negative Income Tax
Low-wage Subsidies
The Guaranteed Minimum Income
The Minimum Wage
Empirical Evaluations
Recent Reforms
Taxation and Global Warming
The Optimal Price of Carbon
The Social Discount Rate
Catastrophic Change
Discounting Environmental Changes
International Issues
The Dynamics of Carbon Taxation
Some Basic Microeconomics
Consumer Theory
Hicksian and Marshallian Demands
The Stustky Equations
Producer Theory
The Producer's Problem
Factor Demands
The Special Case of Constant Returns
Optimal Control
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