The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations

@article{Diamond2011TheCF,
  title={The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations},
  author={P. Diamond and E. Saez},
  journal={Political Economy: Taxation},
  year={2011}
}
The fair distribution of the tax burden has long been a central issue in policyhe fair distribution of the tax burden has long been a central issue in policymaking. A large academic literature has developed models of optimal tax making. A large academic literature has developed models of optimal tax theory to cast light on the problem of optimal tax progressivity. In this theory to cast light on the problem of optimal tax progressivity. In this paper, we explore the path from basic research… Expand
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