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    • Higher tax for top earners 

      FitzRoy, Felix; Jin, Jim (University of St Andrews, 2017-02) - Working or discussion paper
      The literature can justify increasing and decreasing marginal taxes (IMT & DMT) on top income under different social objectives and income distributions. Even if DMT are optimal, they are often politically infeasible. Then ...
    • Lower tax for minimum wage earners 

      FitzRoy, Felix; Jin, Jim (University of St Andrews, 2017-02) - Working or discussion paper
      We show that minimum wage earners should pay a lower tax than high earners. Though intuitive, this idea is not supported by the existing literature. The optimal maximin tax curve and two-band taxes are usually decreasing. ...
    • On the microeconomic foundations of linear demand for differentiated products 

      Amir, Rabah; Erickson, Philip; Jin, Jim (2017-05) - Journal article
      This paper provides a thorough exploration of the microeconomic foundations for the multi-variate linear demand function for differentiated products, which is widely used in industrial organization. The setting is the ...