Journal Article
No. 2018-55 | August 21, 2018
Social status, preferences for redistribution and optimal taxation: a survey
(Published in Special Issue The economics of social status)

Abstract

The author reviews recent studies that investigate how social status concerns influence individual preferences for redistribution and impact the design of optimal tax policies. He focuses on two aspects: the relevant dimension over which relative concerns are defined and the different formalizations of the notion of social status that the authors provide.

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D31, D62, H21, H23

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Andrea Gallice (2018). Social status, preferences for redistribution and optimal taxation: a survey. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 12 (2018-55): 1–17. http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2018-55


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