Evidence on the Insurance Effect of Redistributive Taxation

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Grant, C; Koulovatianos, C; Michaelides, A; Padula, M;
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Journal: volume 92,issue 4 November,pages965-973
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1162/REST_a_00040?journalCode=rest, doi: 10.1162/REST_a_00040
  • Subject: Insurance | Tax Distortions | : Systèmes économiques & économie publique [B14] [Sciences économiques & de gestion] | Tax | Consumption | Consumption Insurance, | Redistributive taxation | Undiversi¯able Earnings Risk, Consumption Insurance, Tax Distortions | Undiversifiable Earnings Risk, Consumption Insurance, Tax Distortions. | : Economic systems & public economics [B14] [Business & economic sciences] | Undiversi¯able Earnings Risk
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