Higher Education Financing and Income Redistribution

17 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2001

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Berthold U. Wigger

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: August 2001

Abstract

This paper considers an optimal income tax cum higher education policy. It shows that in the presence of an optimal income tax system higher education should be taxed rather than subsidized. Furthermore, income taxes should become less progressive when an optimal higher education policy is introduced.

JEL Classification: H21, I22

Suggested Citation

Wigger, Berthold U., Higher Education Financing and Income Redistribution (August 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=279676 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.279676

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