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Social status, preferences for redistribution and optimal taxation: A survey

Andrea Gallice ()

No 2018-31, Economics Discussion Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

Abstract: The author reviews recent studies of 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)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-pbe, nep-pol and nep-pub
Date: 2018
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