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Premature deaths, accidental bequests and fairness

Marc Fleurbaey, Marie-Louise Leroux (), Pierre Pestieau (), Gregory Ponthiere () and Stéphane Zuber
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Marc Fleurbaey: Princeton University

No 2017034, CORE Discussion Papers from Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE)

Abstract: While little agreement exists regarding the taxation of bequests in general, there is a widely held view that accidental bequests should be subject to a confiscatory tax. We propose to reexamine the optimal taxation of accidental bequests in an economy wh

Keywords: mortality; accidental bequests; optimal taxation; egalitarianism; OLG models. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 D64 D91 H31 J10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-12-01
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