Bling bling taxation and the fiscal virtues of hip hop
2011 (English)In: Social Choice and Welfare, ISSN 0176-1714, E-ISSN 1432-217x, Vol. 37, no 1, 139-147 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The article extends Ng's (Am Econ Rev 77(1):186-191, 1987) model of optimal taxation of diamond goods-goods that are valued solely for their costliness. We extend his findings by analyzing how other goods should be taxed in the presence of pure diamond goods; modified Ramsey rules are derived in a basic single-type model as well as in a two-type model with redistribution. One key finding, that may be surprising and rather provoking, is that close complements (hip hop music) to diamond goods (bling bling) should be heavily subsidized.
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2011. Vol. 37, no 1, 139-147 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-155212DOI: 10.1007/s00355-010-0485-2ISI: 000291391100007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-155212DiVA: diva2:425784