Professor Paleveda's Paradox: When Higher Marginal Tax Rates Helped the Economy

5 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2012

Date Written: November 22, 2011

Abstract

This paper reviews the time where higher marginal tax rates actually helped the economy. In some cases lowering the marginal tax rate, the economy did not improve. An optimal tax rate is also suggested.

Keywords: Tax, economy

JEL Classification: K34

Suggested Citation

Paleveda, Nicholas A., Professor Paleveda's Paradox: When Higher Marginal Tax Rates Helped the Economy (November 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1983369 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1983369

Nicholas A. Paleveda (Contact Author)

Northeastern University ( email )

220 B RP
Boston, MA 02115
United States

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