reranking, equivalence scales, taxation

Publication date: 2 Jun 2003 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Authors: Van de Ven, J | External authors: John Creedy | JEL classification: H22 H53 H24 | NIESR discussion paper number: 227
This paper considers whether an equivalence scale implicit in transfer policy can be inferred from summary measures of reranking. It is conjectured that, if the government has a distributional objective and formulates tax policy with a view to equitable treatment of income units, then adopting the...