Taxation and Economic Behaviour offers a number of broad introductory surveys in the areas of public economics and public finance. Divided clearly into two parts - measurement issues and taxation and economic behaviour - this innovative collection of articles consists of published refereed papers and several new and previously unpublished pieces.
Initially, the book focuses on measurement issues, and includes chapters on income inequality, poverty, tax progressivity, income dynamics and welfare changes. It then goes on to explore the wider theme of taxation and economic behaviour, including material on taxation and labour supply, behavioural micro simulation modelling, and general equilibrium. Throughout the book, John Creedy makes use of numerical examples which help to illustrate the structure and use of the various models.
Providing introductory material and syntheses of a wide range of topics, Taxation and Economic Behaviour will be welcomed by students, lecturers and researchers with an interest in public finance and public sector economics.
John Creedy, The Truby Williams Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne, Australiaa
Contents: Preface Part I: Measurement Issues 1. Measuring Income Inequality 2. Measuring Poverty: An Introduction 3. Taxation, Redistribution and Progressivity: An Introduction 4. Statics and Dynamics of Income Distribution: An Introductory Survey 5. Lifetime Earnings and Inequality 6. Measuring Welfare Changes and the Excess Burden of Taxation 7. Exact Welfare Measurement using Marshallian Demand Functions Part II: Taxation and Economic Behaviour 8. Tax Modelling 9. Behavioural Microsimulation with Labour Supply Responses 10. Taxes and Transfers with Endogenous Earnings: Some Basic Analytics 11. Labour Supply and Welfare with Piecewise Linear Budget Constraints: An Introduction 12. Taxation in General Equilibrium: An Introduction 13. The Built-in Flexibility of Income and Consumption Taxes: A Survey Index