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Dynamic Optimal Taxation with Private Information

Stefania Albanesi and Christopher Sleet.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 13473 words.

We study dynamic optimal taxation in a class of economies with private information. Optimal allocations in these environments are complicated and history-dependent. Yet, we show that they...

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Global Warming and the Green Paradox: A Review of Adverse Effects of Climate Policies

Frederick van der Ploeg and Cees Withagen.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 10382 words.

This article examines the possible adverse effects of well-intended climate policies, an outcome known as the Green Paradox. A weak Green Paradox arises if the announcement of a future...

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How to Deal with Covert Child Labor and Give Children an Effective Education, in a Poor Developing Country

Alessandro Cigno.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Education and Research Institutions; Demand and Supply of Labour. 7187 words.

Because credit and insurance markets are imperfect and intrafamily transfers and how children use their time outside school hours are private information, the second-best policy makes...

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Moral Hazard, Incentive Contracts, and Risk: Evidence from Procurement

Gregory Lewis and Patrick Bajari.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Transport; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 14886 words.

Deadlines and late penalties are widely used to incentivize effort. Tighter deadlines and higher penalties induce higher effort, but increase the agent's risk. We model how these contract...

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Non-linear Capital Taxation Without Commitment

Emmanuel Farhi, Christopher Sleet, Iván Werning and Sevin Yeltekin.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 11038 words.

We study efficient non-linear taxation of labour and capital in a dynamic Mirrleesian model incorporating political economy constraints. Policies are chosen sequentially over time, without...

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Optimal Income Taxation with Adverse Selection in the Labour Market

Stefanie Stantcheva.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 15970 words.

This article studies optimal linear and non-linear redistributive income taxation when there is adverse selection in the labour market. Unlike in standard taxation models, firms do not know...

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Optimal Taxation with Private Government Information

Christopher Sleet.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2004; p ublished online October 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 10743 words.

The Ramsey model of fiscal policy implies that taxes should be smooth in the sense of having small variances. In contrast, empirical labour tax processes are smooth in the sense of being...

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Optimal Taxation with Rent-Seeking

Casey Rothschild and Florian Scheuer.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium; Welfare Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 17279 words.

We develop a framework for optimal taxation when agents can earn their income both in traditional activities, where private and social products coincide, and in rent-seeking activities,...

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