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Utilitarianism and Horizontal Equity: The Case for Random Taxation

Stiglitz, Joseph E.

Examines the relationship between utilitarianism and horizontal equity through analysis of random taxation. Concept of horizontal equity; Inconsistency of horizontal equity with Pareto optimality; Impact of horizontal equity on optimal tax structures and pricing policies for monopolists.

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Economics
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May 1, 2013
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