IBE316-20 - IBE 316 Economic Policy Stiglitz Economics of the Public Sector Chapter 20 Optimal Taxation Keisuke OTSU Sophia University FLA Spring 2008

IBE316-20 - IBE 316 Economic Policy Stiglitz Economics of...

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IBE 316 Economic Policy Stiglitz: Economics of the Public Sector Chapter 20: Optimal Taxation Keisuke OTSU Sophia University FLA Spring 2008 OTSU (Sophia University FLA) IBE 316 Spring 2008 1 / 11
OTSU (Sophia University FLA) IBE 316 Spring 2008 2 / 11
Overview Focus Questions What are the trade-o/s involved in designing a progressive income taxsystem?What should be the role of taxation of commodities and savings inachieving greater equity in taxation?If the government imposes taxes on di/erent commodities, how shouldthe tax rates be set so as to minimize the total deadweight loss? OTSU (Sophia University FLA) IBE 316 Spring 2008 3 / 11
Optimal and Pareto E¢ cient Taxation

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