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Marginal and Non-Marginal Commodity Tax Reforms with Rank Two and Rank Three Demographic Demand Systems

University of Tasmania WP 1997-02

Posted: 24 Feb 1998  

Ranjan Ray

Monash University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

This paper provides evidence showing that the insensitivity of marginal commodity tax reforms to demand specification, observed in recent studies, does not extend to the non-marginal case. The size of the tax change has a sharp impact on commodity tax reforms. In contrast to price effects, neither household composition nor quadratic Engel curves alters significantly the direction of tax change.

JEL Classification: B23, D12, H21

Suggested Citation

Ray, Ranjan, Marginal and Non-Marginal Commodity Tax Reforms with Rank Two and Rank Three Demographic Demand Systems (1997). University of Tasmania WP 1997-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=49046

Ranjan Ray (Contact Author)

Monash University - Department of Economics ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3
Australia

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