optimal Taxation and Public Production I : Production Efficiency

  title={optimal Taxation and Public Production I : Production Efficiency},
  author={JAMES A. MIRRLEES},
  • Published 1971
Theories of optimal production in a planned economy have usually assumed that the tas system can allow the government to achieve any desired redistribution of property.^ On the other hand, some recent discussions of public investment criteria have tended to ignore taxation as a complementary method of controlling the economy.^ Although lump sum transfers of the kind required for full optimality' are not feasible today, commodity and income taxes can certainly be used to increase welfare.^ We… CONTINUE READING
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