Weak differential monotonicity, flat tax, and basic income

Koji Yokote, André Casajus

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    Abstract

    We suggest a weak version of differential monotonicity for redistribution rules: whenever the differential of two persons’ income weakly increases, then their post-redistribution rewards essentially change in the same direction. Together with efficiency, non-negativity, and the average property, weak differential monotonicity characterizes redistribution via taxation at a fixed rate and equal distribution of the total tax revenue, i.e., a flat tax and a basic income.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)100-103
    Number of pages4
    JournalEconomics Letters
    Volume151
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 1

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    Redistribution
    Monotonicity
    Flat tax
    Basic income
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    Taxation

    Keywords

    • Basic income
    • Differential monotonicity
    • Flat tax
    • Redistribution
    • Weak differential monotonicity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Finance
    • Economics and Econometrics

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    Weak differential monotonicity, flat tax, and basic income. / Yokote, Koji; Casajus, André.

    In: Economics Letters, Vol. 151, 01.02.2017, p. 100-103.

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    Yokote, Koji ; Casajus, André. / Weak differential monotonicity, flat tax, and basic income. In: Economics Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 151. pp. 100-103.
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