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Optimal taxation, critical-level utilitarianism and economic growth.

Spataro, Luca and Renstroem, Thomas (2010) 'Optimal taxation, critical-level utilitarianism and economic growth.', Working Paper. Durham University, Durham.


In this work we analyze the issue of taxation in an intertemporal economywith endogenous fertility under critical-level utilitarianism, both from apositive and normative standpoint. On the positive side we analyse theeffects of a change in the tax on capital income and on the population size,both separately and in a policy aiming at maintaining per-capita debtconstant. On the normative side, we characterize the first-best and second-best optimal tax structures both when labour supply is exogenous andendogenous.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords:Taxation, Endogenous fertility, Critical level Utilitarianism, Population, JEL classifcation: D63 H21 J13 O40.
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