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This article investigates how tax evasion changes the relationship between tax rate, tax revenue, and welfare at the margin. It gives expressions for the marginal tax revenue, the marginal welfare loss, and the marginal cost of public funds and shows that tax evasion may reduce as well as...
In traditional studies, focusing on price effects, changes in demand and cost parameters cause a tax's incidence to shift between producers and consumers. Recent incidence results focus on changes in producer and consumer surpluses; they show that with linear demand and marginal cost, a specific...
Many economists refer to phenomena whereby the behavior of people affects the cost of some subsidy or alters the revenues from some tax as externalities. The author refers to these as “fiscal externalities”; an example is smoking imposing costs on taxpayers due to the existence of subsidized...
This survey of 23 macroeconomics textbooks shows that many contain an analysis of inflation during the 1970s that is potentially misleading. The survey indicates the predominant textbook explanation of inflation in the 1970s is that price increases of imported oil caused supply-side shocks that...
The purpose of this research is to apply an innovative economic model dubbed the els model to a fundamental question in public finance: (1)How much should the government take and (2) of this amount, how much should be devoted to provision of a pure public good (the remainder going to income...
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