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Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation$
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James Mirrlees

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295211

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.001.0001

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Optimal Taxation and Government Finance

Optimal Taxation and Government Finance

(p.366) 15 Optimal Taxation and Government Finance
Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

James A. Mirrlees

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the two issues that arise in government budgetary decisions and looks at these issues from the standpoint of optimal tax theory, which is a thoroughly microeconomic way of analysing public policy. The first topic discussed is the central issue of budget balance, while the second is the question of assessing the cost of funds that are raised through taxes.

Keywords:   issues, budgetary decisions, optimal tax, microeconomic, public policy, budget balance, funds, taxes

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