Social status, preferences for redistribution and optimal taxation: A survey
Andrea Gallice ()
Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 2018, vol. 12, No 2018-55, 17 pages
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.
Keywords: social status; redistribution; externalities; optimal taxation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 D62 H21 H23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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