This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant #SES-8410190. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessari~y reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This support was crucial to the completion of this project, and we are grateful for it. As is usually the case when doing academic research, we are also indebted to a number of individuals. Robert Gillingham, John Greenlees, Jack Triplett, and Paul Harte-Chen freely gave of their time to share their ideas concerning income-based cost of living indices. Seminar participants at the BLS, the University of Karlsruhe, and Tilburg University provided insightful comments on preliminary portions of the manuscript. Bill Stober provided encouragement, and Desmond Lo and Albert Tsui read parts of the manuscript. We owe a special thanks to Bert Balk for providing detailed handwritten comments on a preliminary draft. Evelyn Buchanan and Audrey Abel did an excellent job of typing and retyping numerous drafts of the manuscript. Finally, a very warm thanks to our wives, for enduring.
CONTENTS Page PREFACE PART I.
I. Preliminaries.- One: Introduction,.- Two: Mathematical Preliminaries.- II. Consumer Behavior.- Three: Consumer Behavior in the Absence of an Income Tax.- Four: Consumer Behavior in the Presence of an Income Tax.- III. Economic Indices in the Absence of Taxation.- Five: The Konus and Frisch Expenditure- Based Cost of Living Indices.- Six: Wage and Nonwage Income-Based Measures of the Cost of Living in the Absence of an Income Tax.- IV. Economic Indices in the Presence of Taxation.- Seven: A Simple Taxable Income-Based Cost of Living Index.- Eight: The Full Income and Nonwage Income-Based Cost of Living Indices.- V. The Theory in Practice.- Nine: Topics in Applied Analysis.- Ten: Changes in Government Goods and the Tax Code.
Series: Lecture Notes in Economic and Mathematical Systems
Number Of Pages: 119
Published: October 1986
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.22