Optimal commodity taxation with a representative agent

Murray C. Kemp, Koji Shimomura

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It is argued that the task of describing the optimal vector of commodity taxes is trivialized by the traditional assumption of a price-taking representative agent; that, in particular, the assumption of a representative agent ensures that the null vector is optimal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
JournalReview of Development Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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