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Positional Externalities as an Argument for Tax Progressivity: A Critical Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Klein, Daniel B.
dc.contributor.author Quain, Anthony James
dc.creator Quain, Anthony James en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T03:06:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T03:06:15Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8749
dc.description.abstract In the last forty years, social science research has demonstrated that individuals care significantly about relative ("positional") economic well-being and that gains in private income and/or consumption thereby cast a negative externality on other individuals whose own income and/or consumption declines in relative terms. To resolve the externality, a progressive income or consumption tax has been advocated. In this dissertation I present three papers that critically analyze tax progressivity as a response to positional externalities.
dc.format.extent 203 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Anthony James Quain en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Economic theory en_US
dc.subject Adaptation en_US
dc.subject Envy en_US
dc.subject Income Averaging en_US
dc.subject Positional Externality en_US
dc.subject Progressive Taxation en_US
dc.subject Reciprocal Externality en_US
dc.title Positional Externalities as an Argument for Tax Progressivity: A Critical Analysis en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Economics en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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