Housing Policy and Redistribution

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dc.contributor.author Tenhunen, Sanna -
dc.contributor.author Tuomala, Matti -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-17T20:11:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-16 13:28:00 -
dc.date.available 2012-06-17T20:11:44Z
dc.date.issued 2007 -
dc.identifier.isbn 978-951-44-6940-4 -
dc.identifier.issn 1458-1191 -
dc.identifier.uri http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/65783
dc.description.abstract The potential redistributive role of the housing subsidies has got a relatively little attention in the literature. However, non-linear housing subsidy schemes are commonly used by many countries. We consider the question of the optimal tax treatment of housing in a model where agents di¤er in two dimensions; ability and the housing price they face. The problem is also solved numerically. In addition to a general four-type model, we also considered two extensions: endogenously determined housing prices and paternalistic government. The key lesson from the paper is that when individuals differ also in access to housing, the housing subsidy schemes have a redistributive role and they are non-linear. A justification for subsidizing or taxing housing holds also without introducing any merit good argument to the analysis; in the optimal tax model where agents di¤er in their abilities and access to housing it is optimal to tax and subsidize housing, even with separable preferences. -
dc.format.extent 28 -
dc.language.iso en -
dc.publisher Tampereen yliopisto -
dc.title Housing Policy and Redistribution -
dc.type fi=Erillisteos | en=Monograph| -
dc.identifier.urn urn:isbn:978-951-44-6940-4 -
dc.type.version fi=Kustantajan versio | en=Publisher's version| -
dc.subject.okm fi=Kansantaloustiede | en=Economics| -
dc.oldstats 497 -
dc.seriesname.electronic Tampere Economic Working Papers Net Series
dc.relation.numberinserieselectronic 54/2007

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