Inequality, tax avoidance and financial instability

Landier, Augustin and Plantin, Guillaume (2011) Inequality, tax avoidance and financial instability. TSE Working Paper, n. 11-282

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Abstract

We model the link between inequality, lack of political commitment, and ex-cessive risk taking. If politicians cannot commit to a long-term tax schedule,
increasing returns to tax avoidance induce the middle class to take on non rewarded ?nancial risk despite risk aversion. Electoral pressure may lead an
incumbent politician to endorse this excessive risk taking if income inequal-ities are large. By increasing the scope for tax avoidance, globalization of
capital and human capital markets might have increased ?nancial fragility.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: October 2011
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:23
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:25610
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15217

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