Social status, preferences for redistribution and optimal taxation: a survey

Andrea Gallice
2018 Economics : the Open-Access, Open-Assessment e-Journal  
The author reviews recent studies that investigate how social status concerns influence individual preferences for redistribution and impact the design of optimal tax policies. He focuses on two aspects: the relevant dimension over which relative concerns are defined and the different formalizations of the notion of social status that the authors provide. (Published in Special Issue The economics of social status) JEL D31 D62 H21 H23
doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2018-55 fatcat:5e2bmjchsrbyhncwk4kwtywlji