Production efficiency and profit taxation
Stephane Gauthier and
No W18/13, IFS Working Papers from Institute for Fiscal Studies
Consider a simple general equilibrium economy with one representative consumer, a single competitive ?rm and the government. Suppose that the government has to ?nance public expenditures using linear consumption taxes and/or a lump-sum tax on pro?ts redistributed to the consumer. We show that, if the tax rate on pro?ts cannot exceed 100 percent, one cannot improve upon the second-best optimum of an economy with constant returns to scale by using a less e?cient pro?t-generating decreasing returns to scale technology.
Keywords: optimal taxation; taxation of pro?ts; production e?ciency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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