Chapter

A First Look at the Issues

A. B. Atkinson

in Public Economics in Action

Published in print October 1996 | ISBN: 9780198292166
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292163.003.0001

Series: The Lindahl Lectures

 A First Look at the Issues

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This chapter takes a first look at the issues. It asks whether redistribution is possible. It illustrates the role of different branches of public economics in illuminating the key issues.

Keywords: incentives; income distribution; political economy; redistribution; social security; taxation

Chapter.  8155 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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