Essays on Macroeconomics and Public Finance by

  title={Essays on Macroeconomics and Public Finance by},
  author={Christopher Sleet and Christopher Telmer},
This dissertation contains three chapters and focuses on the optimal design of fiscal policy, both from a theoretical and from a quantitative perspective. In the first chapter, I address the optimal taxation of wealth in a class of dynastic overlappinggenerations economies with heterogeneous mortality risk. Working individuals are indexed by skills which are private information. Skills not only determine earning abilities but also correlate with survival probability, so that more productive… CONTINUE READING
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