On the Political Economy of Income Taxation ∗

@inproceedings{Berliant1999OnTP,
  title={On the Political Economy of Income Taxation ∗},
  author={Marcus Berliant and Miguel Gouveia},
  year={1999}
}
The literatures dealing with voting, optimal income taxation, and implementation are integrated here to address the problem of voting over income taxes. In contrast with previous articles, general nonlinear income taxes that affect the labor-leisure decisions of consumers who work and vote are allowed. Uncertainty plays an important role in that the government does not know the true realizations of the abilities of consumers drawn from a known distribution, but must meet the realization… CONTINUE READING

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