Equity, Incentives, and Taxation

  • GeorgĀ Tillmann

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 329)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-vi
  2. Georg Tillmann
    Pages 1-21
  3. Georg Tillmann
    Pages 22-43
  4. Georg Tillmann
    Pages 95-124
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 119-135

About this book


Redistribution is one of the most fundamental issues in welfare economics. In connection with this term the following questions directly arise: What is a good redistribution ? Which (governmental) instruments should be used to attain it ? Is there a "best instrument" if several of them are available? Or, to express it more generally, which allocations are at all attainable if special instruments are at hand ? All these questions are formulated in an extremely vague way. It will be the task of the following work to make these questions precise and to give answers - as far as possible. It is a matter of course that these answers will not be exhaustive because redistribution is too wide a field. I have used the word "instrument" intentionally. In doing so, Iwanted to indicate that it is not necessary to restrict oneself to income - or commodity taxes as is common place in public finance when aiming at redistribution.


efficiency microeconomics taxation welfare

Authors and affiliations

  • GeorgĀ Tillmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BonnBonnWest Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51131-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46669-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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