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dc.contributor.authorLeroux, Marie-Louiseen_US
dc.contributor.authorPestieau, Pierreen_US
dc.contributor.authorPonthiere, Grégoryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:49:31Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:49:31Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26659-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the design of the optimal non linear taxation in an economy where longevity varies across agents, and depends on three factors: longevity genes, health investment and farsightedness. Provided earnings, farsightedness and genes are correlated, governmental intervention can be justified on two grounds: correction for a lack of farsightedness and redistribution across both earnings and genetic dimensions. Whether longevity-enhancing spending should be subsidized or taxed is shown to depend on the combined effects of myopia, self-selection and free-riding on the annuity returns. Our policy conclusions depend also on how productivity and genes are correlated, on the complementarity of genes and efforts in the survival function, and on how the government weights the welfare of heterogeneous agents. All in all, it might be desirable to tax longevity-enhancing spending.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2614en_US
dc.subject.jelH21en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordoptimal taxationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlongevityen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenetic backgrounden_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordmyopiaen_US
dc.subject.stwOptimale Besteuerungen_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsvorsorgeen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitskostenen_US
dc.subject.stwSteuerbegünstigungen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschränkte Rationalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwZeitpräferenzen_US
dc.subject.stwKapitalertragsteueren_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleShould we subsidize longevity?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn599457279en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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