EconStor >
ifo Institut – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München >
CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/49510
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBargain, Olivieren_US
dc.contributor.authorDolls, Mathiasen_US
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, Dirken_US
dc.contributor.authorPeichl, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorSiegloch, Sebastianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T13:13:15Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-14T13:13:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49510-
dc.description.abstractWhether observed differences in redistributive policies across countries are the result of differences in social preferences or efficiency constraints is an important question that paves the debate about the optimality of welfare regimes. To shed new light on this question, we estimate labor supply elasticities on microdata and adopt an inverted optimal tax approach to characterize the redistributive preferences embodied in the welfare systems of 17 EU countries and the US. Implicit social welfare functions are broadly compatible with the fiction of an optimizing Paretian social planner. Some exceptions due to generous demogrant transfers are consistent with the ignorance of behavioral responses by some European governments and are partly corrected by recent policy developments. Heterogeneity in leisure-consumption preferences somewhat affect the international comparison in degrees of revealed inequality aversion, but differences in social preferences are significant only between broad groups of countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Public Finance 3534en_US
dc.subject.jelH11en_US
dc.subject.jelH21en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelC63en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordredistributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordoptimal income taxationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.stwSteuerpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSozialpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Wohlfahrtsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwOffenbarte Präferenzenen_US
dc.subject.stwOptimale Besteuerungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleTax-benefit systems in Europe and the US: Between equity and efficiencyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665787200en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
665787200.pdf839.66 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.